tincture of iodine


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tincture of iodine

[′tiŋk·chər əv ′ī·ə‚dīn]
(pharmacology)
A medicinal preparation used as an anti-infective containing 20 grams iodine and 24 grams sodium iodide in 1000 milliliters of alcohol. Also known as iodine solution; iodine tincture.
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The three collections were done in duplicate using povidone-iodine and tincture of iodine preparation.
The same procedure was repeated on another phlebotomist using a tincture of iodine preparation.
With the patient's permission, plates were inoculated before and after skin cleansing according to the same protocol, utilizing both povidone-iodine and tincture of iodine solutions.
A wide variety of skin disinfectants are available, including 70% solution of ethyl alcohol in water, and iodine, including tincture of iodine and Lugol's iodine.
The previously mentioned CAP Q- Probe study [5] showed that preparation of puncture sites with tincture of iodine, as opposed to an iodophor, was superior in combating contamination at sites where non-phlebotomy personnel collected cultures.
Following Coindet's original success in treating goiter with tincture of iodine in 1819 and 1820, "In the first flush of enthusiasm for the newcomer, physicians and surgeons tested it and tried it for every conceivable pathological condition." (14) However, no attempt was made to study the optimal daily requirement of the human body for iodine, because the concept of essential trace elements was not proposed until the end of the 19th century by Gabriel Bertrand.
(54) In 1863, Trousseau inadvertently used tincture of iodine successfully in a patient with exophthalmic goiter.
Being subject to an occasional pimple on the scalp, nape of the neck, or even buttocks, I have learned to apply tincture of iodine a couple of times a day for a few days.