What Are Antiseptics? Give Any ‘Two’ Examples - Chemistry

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Explain the term Antiseptics

What are antiseptics? Give any ‘two’ examples

Define Antiseptic

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Solution 1

Antiseptic

  • Chemicals which either kill or prevent the growth of microorganisms

  • Antiseptics are applied to living tissues such as wounds, cuts, ulcers and diseased skin surfaces.

  • Example:

    • Furacine

    • Soframicine

    • Dettol (mixture of chloroxylenol and terpineol)

Solution 2

Anticeptic: Chemicals which either kill or prevent the growth of microorganismsn are called anticeptic drug. Antiseptics are applied to living tissues such as wounds, cuts, ulcers and diseased skin surfaces. For example: Soframicine, dettol etc.

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