carbolic acid


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carbolic acid:

see phenolphenol
, C6H5OH, a colorless, crystalline solid that melts at about 41°C;, boils at 182°C;, and is soluble in ethanol and ether and somewhat soluble in water. An aromatic alcohol, it exhibits weak acidic properties and is corrosive and poisonous.
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carbolic acid

[kär′bäl·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
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Two years after he began experimenting with carbolic acid at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Lister published his finding in The Lancet.
Carbolic acid has a history of being used as an antiseptic and sterilizing agent in operation theaters and hospitals (Sapna, Majumdar, & Venkatesh, 2011).
Lister, perceiving that Pasteur's heat sterilization had no relevance to surgical procedures, turned to chemical antisepsis with carbolic acid by 1867.
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There have been several attempts to rubbish the claims, including an allegation that his wounds were self-inflicted by him rubbing carbolic acid into his hands.
He ordered that, in future, all carbolic acid was to be diluted and left in a liquid state for immediate use.
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Every discipline has its legends and lore, but medicine has a series of inspirational moments in which someone, be it Lister and his carbolic acid wound dressing or Donald Wilson and his efforts to open medical education to minorities, saved lives.
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After 14 days, the saint, still alive, was finally dispatched by means of an injection of carbolic acid. He died on the eve of the feast of the Assumption, August 15, 1941.
alternifolia was 12 times more powerful than carbolic acid, which at the time was considered to be the standard for antiseptic substances.
alternifolia was 12 times more powerful than carbolic acid, then the standard for antiseptic substances.