chapter  42
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^#.^t42: TLC of Antiseptics

Antiseptics are a differentiated group of connections that are used for destroying microorganisms present on skin, mucosa, or in infected wounds. Disinfection means elimination of pathogenic microorganisms occurring apart from humans. Both antiseptics and disinfection means are characterized by an activity toward microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Antiseptics used for undamaged skin disinfection are iodophors, benzalkonium, nitrofuran, nitroprazine, or acryavin; ethacridine, crystal violet, povidone-iodine, cetylpirydinium, and deqalinium are used on mucous membranes, while ethacridine or acryavin are used for wound disinfection [1].