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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Across the three groups, lemon juice had the highest successful treatment rate, with lemongrass and gentian violet providing similar rates of cure.
Gram's stain, the cornerstone of microbiology, bears the name of the man who first noticed that some bacteria are permanently stained by gentian violet,
Gentian violet, the first line medication for oral thrush in South Africa, is not preferred by the primary health clinic patients due to the visible purple stain which leads them to being stigmatized as HIV-positive.
Spring and summer brings out hundreds of tiny ground-hugging flowers between the rocks, dotting the mountainside with flecks of intense colour - the reds of Alpine roses, whites and yellows, and the deep blue of the gentian violet kept us company on the route back.
I don't have an alternative to gentian violet or acetic acid, and I occasionally have to use them.
6 [micro]g/ml was greater than that of gentian violet (positive control).
Gentian violet is the only available effective compound, which eliminates the parasite in the blood prior to its transfusion.
Acetic acid, alcohol, chlorhexidine, Cresylate, and gentian violet all have ototoxic potential.
Gentian violet is the only available prophylactic drug (Nussensweig et al.
We use gentian violet liberally in all postoperative patients, particularly those who have had a canal-wall-down procedure.
The only trypanocidal substance used currently to prevent infection in blood banks is gentian violet (Nussensweig et al.
Gentian violet (crystal violet) is a trypanocidal compound used to sterilize blood banked in highly endemic areas.