Dakin's solution definition by Webster's New World
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a weak, mildly alkaline solution of sodium hypochlorite, used as an antiseptic in the treatment of wounds
Origin: after H. D. Dakin (1880-1952), Eng chemist in America
Dakin's solution definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A dilute aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite used in cleansing wounds.
Origin: After Henry Drysdale Dakin (1880-1952), British biochemist.
dakin's solution - Medical Definition
Buffered sodium hypochlorite solution, used as a bactericidal irrigant of open wounds.