Definition of Hexachlorophene

1. Noun. Antibacterial substance that is a water-soluble powder used in antiseptic soaps and toothpaste.




Definition of Hexachlorophene

1. Noun. A disinfectant polyhalogenated compound that occurs as a white to light-tan crystalline powder. ¹

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Definition of Hexachlorophene

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Medical Definition of Hexachlorophene

1. A chlorinated bisphenol antiseptic with a bacteriostatic action against gram-positive organisms, but much less effective against gram-negative organisms. It is mainly used in soaps and creams and is an ingredient of various preparations used for skin disorders. Pharmacological action: anti-infective agents, local. Chemical name: Phenol, 2,2'-methylenebis(3,4,6-trichloro- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hexachlorophene

hexachloride
hexachlorides
hexachloridoantimonate
hexachloroacetone
hexachlorobenzene
hexachlorobenzenes
hexachlorobiphenyl
hexachlorobiphenyls
hexachlorobutadiene
hexachlorocyclohexane
hexachlorocyclohexanes
hexachloroethane
hexachloropalladate
hexachloropalladates
hexachlorophane
hexachlorophene (current term)
hexachlorophenes
hexachlorophenol
hexachloroplatinate
hexachloroplatinates
hexachord
hexachordal
hexachords
hexacid
hexacode
hexacodes
hexaconazole
hexacoordinate
hexacoordinated
hexacoral

Literary usage of Hexachlorophene

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 200-299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Such use of hexachlorophene shall be limited to situations where an ... This use of hexachlorophene will not, by itself, require an approved new drug ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"500.46 hexachlorophene in animal drugs. (a) The Commissioner of Food and Drugs has determined that there are no adequate data to establish that animal drugs ..."

3. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"hexachlorophene effects on the rat brain. Arch Environ Health 23:114-118 (1971). 43. Alder S, Zbinden G. Use of pharmacological screening tests in subacute ..."

4. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"Some 0.2 to 0.5 ng TCDD/g has been found in some batches of hexachlorophene, a germicide manufactured from trichlorophenol. ..."

5. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Some 0.2 to 0.5 ng TCDD/g has been found in some batches of hexachlorophene, a germicide that be manufactured from trichlorophenol. ..."

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