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povidone

 [po´vĭ-dōn]
a synthetic polymer used as a dispersing and suspending agent. Called also polyvinylpyrrolidone.
povidone-iodine (PVP-I) a complex produced by reacting iodine with the polymer povidone; it slowly releases iodine and is used as a topical antiinfective agent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

po·vi·done

(pō'vi-dōn),
A synthetic polymer consisting mainly of linear 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone groups, with mean molecular weights ranging from 10,000-70,000; used as a dispersing and suspending agent; povidone with between 20,000-40,000 molecular weight has been used as a plasma extender. It is not metabolized, but is excreted unchanged by the kidney.
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povidone

(pō′vĭ-dōn′)
n.
A polymer used as a vehicle for a drug, especially iodine.
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po·vi·done

(pō'vi-dōn)
A synthetic polymer used as a dispersing and suspending agent.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

po·vi·done

(pō'vi-dōn)
Synthetic polymer used as a dispersing and suspending agent.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The rubber seal of the vial was doused with 10% povidone iodine for 3-4 minutes, which was wiped out with 70% alcohol swab.
Results: Rate of surgical site infection was significantly low 8.6% in chlorhexidine alcohol group as compared to 13.8% in povidone iodine group (p=0.016).
A previous study suggested that preoperative hand-made nasal povidone iodine with topical chlorhexidine demonstrated a similar effectiveness, compared to nasal mupirocin, to decolonize S.
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Computer generated random numbers using block randomisation was used to randomise the patients into 2 groups- 30 in the Povidone iodine dressing group and 30 in the Nanosilver dressing group, with the help of sealed numbered envelopes.
Dubai: A new research conducted on Povidone Iodine, a broad-spectrum antiseptic shows it to be 99.9 per cent effective against the Ebola virus and this may be used widely by the more than five million Haj travellers planning their pilgrimage this year as a preventive step to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
In this present study wound healing accelerating properties of chitosan alone and with povidone iodine combinations were used on cutaneous wounds to study its efficacy in rabbits.
A prospective double blind study was carried out tocompare the efficacy of 0.02% chlorhexidine and 0.5% povidone iodine as an irrigating agent on control of pain and swelling following removal of bilaterally impacted lower third molars.
Unlike other feminine wash brands which commonly use lactic acid, Betadine has povidone iodine as its active ingredient, which acts more as an antiseptic to help protect women against vaginal infection.
In the trials, honey gave better results in comparison to Povidone iodine ( Betadine), which is normally used for wound healing purpose," said Dr Anurag Srivastava, professor of surgery at AIIMS.