Reference Entry

hydrogen peroxide

Edited by Elizabeth Martin

in Concise Medical Dictionary

Ninth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199687817
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191767302
hydrogen peroxide

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an oxidizing agent used (in the form of a solution or cream) as a skin disinfectant for cleansing wounds and treating superficial bacterial infections. Diluted hydrogen peroxide solution is used as a deodorant mouthwash for treating oral infections (e.g. ulcerative gingivitis). Strong solutions irritate the skin. Trade names: ...

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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