iodophor
noun Etymology: iod- + Greek -phoros carrier — more at -phore Date: 1952 a complex of iodine and a surface-active agent that releases iodine gradually and serves as a disinfectant

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  • Iodophor — An Iodophor is a preparation containing iodine complexed with a solubilizing agent, such as a surfactant or povidone (forming povidone iodine). The result is a water soluble material that releases free iodine when in solution. Iodophors are… …   Wikipedia

  • Iodophor — Iodophore sind stabile Einschlussverbindungen, die sich aus Makromolekülen mit elementarem Iod bilden. Das Polymer Polyvinylpyrrolidon (bekannt als „PVP“ oder „Polyvidon“) bindet Iod sehr stark. Der 10 % iodhaltige Komplex PVP Iod ist sehr leicht …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • iodophor — /uy oh deuh fawr , fohr /, n. Pharm. a complex of iodine and a surfactant that releases free iodine in solution, used as an antiseptic and disinfectant. [1950 55; IODO + phor, var. sp. of PHORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • iodophor — noun A complex of iodine designed to free it in solution …   Wiktionary

  • iodophor — A combination of iodine with a surfactant carrier, usually polyvinylpyrrolidone. Commercial preparations generally contain 1% “available” iodine, which is slowly released to take effect against microorganisms; used as skin disinfectants,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Iodophor — Io|do|phor [↑ Iod u. ↑ phor], der; s, e: org. Verb., die elementares Iod komplex binden u. wieder freisetzen können, z. B. Poly(vinylpyrrolidon) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • iodophor — [ʌɪ əʊdə(ʊ)fɔ:, ʌɪəd ] noun a disinfectant containing iodine in combination with a surfactant …   English new terms dictionary

  • iodophor — /uy oh deuh fawr , fohr /, n. Pharm. a complex of iodine and a surfactant that releases free iodine in solution, used as an antiseptic and disinfectant. [1950 55; IODO + phor, var. sp. of PHORE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Iodine — (IPAEng|ˈaɪədaɪn, ˈaɪədɪn, or IPA|/ˈaɪədiːn/; from el. ιώδης iodes violet ), is a chemical element that has the symbol I and atomic number 53. Naturally occurring iodine is a single isotope with 74 neutrons. Chemically, iodine is the least… …   Wikipedia

  • Antiseptic — Antiseptics (from Greek αντί anti , against + σηπτικός septikos , putrefactive ) are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. They should generally be… …   Wikipedia

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