hexachlorophene
An antibacterial; formerly widely used in soaps and detergents to inhibit bacterial growth; excessive use causes neurologic lesions; currently limited use. SYN: hexachlorophane.

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hexa·chlo·ro·phene -'klōr-ə-.fēn, -'klȯr- n a powdered phenolic bacteria-inhibiting agent C13Cl6H6O2

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n.
a disinfectant similar to phenol, used in the form of dusting powder for the prevention and treatment of staphylococcal skin infections. Trade name: Ster-Zac Powder.

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hexa·chlo·ro·phene (hek″sə-klorґo-fēn) [USP] an antibacterial effective against gram-positive organisms; used as a topical anti-infective and detergent, mainly in soaps and dermatological preparations, and in veterinary medicine to combat flukes in poultry and ruminants.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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