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Da·kin's solution (dā′kĭnz)
A dilute aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite used in cleansing wounds.
[After Henry Drysdale Dakin (1880-1952), British biochemist.]
Dakin's solution (ˈdeɪkɪnz)
(Medicine) a dilute solution containing sodium hypochlorite and boric acid, used as an antiseptic in the treatment of wounds
[C20: named after Henry D. Dakin (1880–1952), English chemist]
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In a retrospective review, it was compared the efficacy of wound management with daily povidone iodine dressing versus Dakin's solution
(sodium hypochlorite) which has wide antimicrobial efficacy against aerobic and anaerobic organisms.
, tentatively titled the Universal Entrepreneur Education System, "is an online architecture using software objects for the different components of a learning system," he explained.
A successful method of irrigating infected wounds was devised using Dakin's solution
, but this has been superseded by the use of antibiotics.