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chlorhexidine

(klɔːˈhɛksɪdiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) an antiseptic compound used in skin cleansers, mouthwashes, etc
[C20: from chlor(o)- + hex(ane) + -i(de) + (am)ine]
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Noun1.chlorhexidine - a long-lasting liquid antiseptic; used by surgeons to wash their hands before performing surgery
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
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chlorhexidine

n clorhexidina
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2 % Chlorhexidine Gluconate in 70 % Alcohol Solution 4 % Chlorhexidine Gluconate in 70 % Alcohol Solution 10 % Povidone Iodine in Alcohol Solution 10 % Povidone Iodine Solution Plastic Bottles available in sizes between 50ml to 500ml.
In October 2013, the WHO recommendations on post natal care of the mother and newborn on cord care stated that 'daily chlorhexidine (7.
Specific Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressings from Somerville, New Jersey-based surgical technologies and solutions company Ethicon, part of the Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices Companies, have received the strongest evidence-based recommendation in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated guideline on use of chlorhexidine impregnated dressings for prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections, the company said.
The objective of this study was to establish whether addition of a 2% chlorhexidine as final rinse to a conventional treatment protocol decreases the postoperative discomfort after single-visit endodontic treatment.
It was concluded during the review that various therapeutic agents such as Fluconazole, Chlorhexidine gluconate and Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate have been successfully incorporated in denture base resins.
Interventions that aim to reduce neonatal mortality through umbilical cord cleansing with antiseptic chlorhexidine solution may not be effective in African settings.
Significant improvements were observed in all efficacy measures, MGI, MQH and GBI, from baseline to the end of trial at day 14 for both the polyherbal and chlorhexidine mouthwash groups.
1 million doses of Chlorhexidine from World Health Organization (WHO) to use for treatment of infections of umbilical cord and reduce neonatal mortality, official sources said.
WHO recommends that chlorhexidine is the preferred agent if an antiseptic is to be used on the cord, for example in settings in which it might be strategic to use antiseptic applications to the cord to discourage the use of dung or other unclean substances.
Germicidal mouthwashes such as chlorhexidine do reduce bacteria in the mouth but can also cause staining and an unpleasant taste.
Objective: To compare the efficacy of povidone-iodine and chlorhexidine gluconate scrubs in preventing surgical site infections.