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A sterilizing agent.
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sterilant(stĕr′ĭ-lănt) [L. sterilis, barren]
Any agent used to render objects free of living or potentially infectious organisms.
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Patient discussion about sterilant
Q. Is it good to put alcohol on burns? If I get a burn- should I sterilize it with alcohol to prevent infections?
A. Tiffany is right...best to avoid alcohol. the treatment depends on the severity of the burn. here is a pamphlet about dealing with burns. very helpful!More discussions about sterilant
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