Glossary of Medical Terms

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A combination of iodine with a surfactant carrier, generally polyvinylpyrrolidone. Commercial preparations usually contain 1% "available" iodine, which is slowly released to take effect against microorganisms; used as skin disinfectants, particularly for surgical scrubs. Synonym: tamed iodine. Origin: iodine + G. Phora, a carrying
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