Definition of Chlorhexidine

1. Noun. A long-lasting liquid antiseptic; used by surgeons to wash their hands before performing surgery.

Generic synonyms: Antiseptic



Definition of Chlorhexidine

1. Noun. (pharmacology) A particular chemical antiseptic and bacteriostatic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Chlorhexidine

1. Disinfectant and topical anti-infective agent used also as mouthwash to prevent oral plaque. Pharmacological action: anti-infective agents, local, disinfectants, mouthwashes. Chemical name: 2,4,11,13-Tetraazatetradecanediimidamide, N,N''-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-3,12-diimino- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chlorhexidine

chlordiazepoxide
chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride
chlordimeform
chlorella
chlorellas
chloremia
chlorenchyma
chlorenchymas
chlorethene homopolymer
chlorethoxyfos
chlorfenapyr
chlorfenvinphos
chlorguanide
chlorguanide hydrochloride
chlorhexadol
chlorhexidine (current term)
chlorhexidine hydrochloride
chlorhydria
chlorhydric
chlorhydrin
chlorhydrins
chlorian
chloric
chloric acid
chlorid
chloridate
chloridated
chloridates
chloridating
chloridazondihydrodiol dehydrogenase

Literary usage of Chlorhexidine

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1. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"J Clin Periodontol 1989:16:311-315. 44. Lang NP, Hotz P, Graff H, et al. Effect of supervised chlorhexidine mouthrinses in children.J Periodont Res 1982:17: ..."

2. The Dog: Bibliography January 1985-January 1994 by Cynthia P. Smith (1995)
"The antibacterial agents in the shampoos were 3.0% benzoyl peroxide, 0.5% chlorhexidine acetate, 1.0% available iodine as a ..."

3. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 200-299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"chlorhexidine gluconate: All tinctures of chlorhexidine gluconate formulated for use as a patient preoperative skin preparation. ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 500-599, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... chlorhexidine tablets and suspension. (a) Specification. Each tablet and each 28-milliliter syringe of suspension contam i gram of ..."

5. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... 1979); • serum antibodies in plaque (Ahlstedt and Rylander, l975); • sensitivity of plaque microoganisms to chlorhexidine (Hamp and Emilson, l974; ..."

6. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"... prophylaxis in combination with personal oral hygiene chlorhexidine (antiplaque agent) (high-risk groups only)74 Periodic dental examination Space ..."

7. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"Some of the most frequently used chemical solutions for preoperative surgical skin preparation are: chlorhexidine, iodophors and povidone-iodine surgical ..."

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