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hexachlorophene

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An almost odorless white powder, (C6HCl3OH)2CH2, used as a disinfectant and as an antibacterial agent in soaps.

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  • n. A disinfectant polyhalogenated compound that occurs as a white to light-tan crystalline powder.

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  • n. antibacterial substance that is a water-soluble powder used in antiseptic soaps and toothpaste

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

hexa- + chloro- + phen(ol).

Examples

  • Use of hexachlorophene and the herbicide 2,4,5-T is currently restricted in the United States.

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  • Cleansers containing hexachlorophene can cause brain damage in newborns.

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  • Many people will remember the tragedies in the 1960s that resulted when infants were accidentally exposed to heavy doses of hexachlorophene.

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  • A few chemicals found in fragrances known to be neurotoxic: hexachlorophene; acetyl-ethyl-tetramethyl-tetralin; zinc-pyridinethione;

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  • Infection control measures include educating athletes and staff, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, identifying CA-MRSA carriers with nasal cultures, introducing hexachlorophene 3\% soap intermittently in the showers, making alcohol-based hand sanitizers available on the field, disinfecting weight training and rehabilitation equipment, and using disposable towels on the field during practices and games.

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  • Action anthelmintics immature forms Fasciola gigantica (particularly hexachlorophene, sulfen trinoin)

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