Dakin's solution


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

Word Origin for Dakin's solution

C20: named after Henry D. Dakin (1880–1952), English chemist
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dakin's solution in Medicine

Dakin's solution



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