gentian violet


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gentian violet

a greenish crystalline substance, obtained from rosaniline, that forms a violet solution in water, used as an indicator, antiseptic, and in the treatment of burns

Gentian Violet

 

a medicinal preparation that is an anthelmintic and antiseptic agent. Gentian violet is administered internally for helminthic diseases such as enterobiasis and strongyloidiasis, and externally—in solution or salve —for pyoderma, sycosis, and some other skin diseases. Gentian violet is widely used for dyeing preparations in histological and especially in microbiological practice.

gentian violet

[′jen·chən ′vī·lət]
(organic chemistry)
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Comparison of anfifungal activities of gentian violet and povidine-iodine against clinical isolates of Candida species and other yeasts: a framework to establish topical disinfectant activities.
Both have their lips coated with a layer of gentian violet and are treated with tannic acid, which "hardened into a protective shell over his raw skin" and encouraged it to heal beneath the carapace (English Patient, 48).
Yapilan gentian violet ve Kongo red boyalari ile materyalin amiloid ile uyumlu boyanma gosterdigi izlendi.
5% solution of gentian violet, which is effective, but highly visible, exposing treated patients to social stigma.
Gentian violet may be effective, but it stains skin and clothes and is associated with mucosal ulceration (SOR: B, 1 small retrospective cohort study).
Nature gives us purple in various shades and tints, from lavender, lilac and gentian violet through to plum, damson, grape and aubergine.
Nitrofuran, malachite green, and gentian violet have been shown to be carcinogenic in laboratory testing.
Unlike the hydrocolloid dressings, gentian violet produces a dry wound bed.
DATA WATCH Selected Antifungal Prescribing, 2003 Prescriptions Filled Penlac 1,165,000 Loprox 924,000 Loprox Topical Suspension 467,000 Gentian Violet Topical 4,000 Total Market 2,559,000 Source: Verispan
Mycobacterium chelonae wound infections after plastic surgery employing contaminated gentian violet skin-marking solution.
This study evaluates the effectiveness of Liqui-Drox as a process for developing latent prints on the adhesive side of a variety of types of tapes and compares it to four standard processes: alternate black powder, ash gray powder, gentian violet, and sticky-side powder at two lengths of storage time.
This time the artist used mostly white fabric (along with a few pieces in bright orange), on which he drew with gentian violet, a purple dye commonly used as a bactericide and fungicide.