povidone iodine


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po·vi·done i·o·dine

a water soluble complex of iodine with polyvinylpyrrolidone. Applied as an antiseptic in the form of solutions or ointments, it releases iodine. Used in cleansing and disinfecting the skin, preparing the skin preoperatively, and treating infections susceptible to iodine.

po·vi·done i·o·dine

(pōvi-dōn īŏ-dīn)
A water soluble complex of iodine with polyvinylpyrrolidone. Applied as an antiseptic in the form of solutions or ointments, it releases iodine. Used in cleansing and disinfecting the skin, preparing the skin preoperatively, and treating infections susceptible to iodine.

po·vi·done i·o·dine

(pōvi-dōn īŏ-dīn)
Agent used as an antiseptic solution or ointment to clean and disinfect skin, prepare skin preoperatively, and treat infections susceptible to it.
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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.
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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.
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