chlorhexidine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + hex- + -idine Date: 1957 an antibacterial compound C22H30Cl2N10 used as a local antiseptic (as in mouthwash) and disinfectant especially in the form of its hydrochloride or gluconate

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  • Chlorhexidine — Systematic (IUPAC) name N ,N hexane 1,6 diylbis[N (4 chlorophenyl)(imidodicarbonimidic diamide)] Clinical data Trade names …   Wikipedia

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  • 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 * * …   Medical dictionary

  • chlorhexidine — n. an antiseptic widely used as a solution to disinfect and cleanse the skin (especially before surgery), wounds, and burns. It is also used in the form of a mouthwash, gel, or spray for treating gingivitis and mouth ulcers and as a solution for… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • chlorhexidine — noun a long lasting liquid antiseptic; used by surgeons to wash their hands before performing surgery • Hypernyms: ↑antiseptic * * * klōrˈhexə̇ˌdīn, klȯr , ˌdēn noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary chlor + hex + idine : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chlorhexidine — noun A particular chemical antiseptic and bacteriostatic …   Wiktionary

  • chlorhexidine — [klɔ: hɛksɪdi:n] noun a synthetic compound used as a mild antiseptic. Origin mid 20th cent.: from chlor + hex(ane) + id(e) + (am)ine …   English new terms dictionary

  • chlorhexidine — chlor·hex·i·dine …   English syllables

  • chlorhexidine hydrochloride — A topical antiseptic. * * * the dihydrochloride salt of chlorhexidine, having the same actions as the base; used as a topical antiinfective for the skin and mucous membranes …   Medical dictionary

  • chlorhexidine acetate — the diacetate salt of chlorhexidine, having the same actions as the base; used mainly as a preservative for eye drops …   Medical dictionary

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