Dakin's solution

/ (ˈdeɪkɪnz) /

noun

a dilute solution containing sodium hypochlorite and boric acid, used as an antiseptic in the treatment of wounds

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Word Origin for Dakin's solution

C20: named after Henry D. Dakin (1880–1952), English chemist

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Medical definitions for Dakin's solution

Dakin's solution
[ dākĭnz ]

n.

Buffered sodium hypochlorite solution, used as a bactericidal irrigant of open wounds.
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