chlorhexidine

chlorhexidine
chlor·hex·i·dine klōr-'hek-sə-.dīn, klȯr-, -.dēn n an antibacterial compound C22H30Cl2N10 that is a biguanide derivative used as a local antiseptic (as in mouthwash) and disinfectant esp. in the form of its hydrochloride, gluconate, or acetate

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n.
an antiseptic used as a general disinfectant for skin and mucous membranes or as a preservative (for example, in eye drops). Chlorhexidine is used in solution, creams, gels, and lozenges and in some preparations is combined with cetrimide. In very dilute solution it is used as an effective mouthwash for the prevention or control of infections of the mouth. Skin sensitivity to chlorhexidine occurs rarely. Trade name: Hibitane.

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chlor·hex·i·dine (klor-heksґĭ-dēn) an antibacterial, effective against a wide variety of gram-negative and gram-positive organisms.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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