Definition of Mercurochrome

1. Noun. A mercurial compound applied topically as an antiseptic; Mercurochrome is the trademark.

Exact synonyms: Merbromine
Generic synonyms: Antiseptic



Definition of Mercurochrome

1. Noun. merbromin ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Mercurochrome

1. A popular topical antiseptic with weak antibacterial action. It is incompatible with local anaesthetics. Pharmacological action: anti-infective agents, local. Chemical name: Mercury, (2',7'-dibromo-3',6'-dihydroxy-3-oxospiro(isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-(9H)xanthen)-4'-yl)hydroxy-, disodium salt (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercurochrome

mercuric salicylate
mercuric sulfide
mercurico-
mercuries
mercuriferous
mercurification
mercurified
mercurifies
mercurify
mercurifying
mercuriocyclization
mercuriocyclizations
mercurism
mercurisms
mercuroan
mercurochrome (current term)
mercurocuprate
mercurocuprates
mercurophen
mercurophylline sodium
mercurous
mercurous chloride
mercurous iodide
mercury
mercury-vapor lamp
mercury-vapour lamp
mercury arc
mercury barometer

Literary usage of Mercurochrome

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1. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"mercurochrome-220: Its Use in Ophthalmology. LANCASTER, BURNETT and GAUS, in the Journal of the American Medical Association for September, 1920, ..."

2. Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Preventive Medicine by G. Koehler, Bernard Fantus, William Augustus Evans (1921)
"found convenient to use a starch paste containing 5 per cent, mercurochrome-220 by weight, instead of a solution, the sore being dressed with this once a ..."

3. Skin and Venereal Diseases (1921)
"... mercurochrome-220, mercurochrome-226, and C-244 it is of a still higher order. Sodium oleate solutions can be borne in the urethra without symptoms of ..."

4. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1920)
"mercurochrome-220 Impressed with the possibilities of using dyes as a basis for the development of therapeutic compounds, Young, White and Schwartz (Jour. ..."

5. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1921)
"We have had some good results with mercurochrome. In one of these cases, following a severe reaction with silver nitrate, we tried mercurochrome, ..."

6. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1922)
"The penetrating power of mercurochrome was greater than that of the other substances used ... The author suggests that the alternating use of mercurochrome, ..."

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