Carrel-Dakin solution

noun (1)
Car·​rel-Da·​kin solution | \ kəˈrel/ˈdākə̇n-, ˈkarəl- also ˈkerəl-\

Definition of Carrel-Dakin solution

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: Dakin's solution in which sodium bicarbonate replaces the boric acid

Carrel-Dakin treatment

noun (2)

Definition of Carrel-Dakin treatment (Entry 2 of 2)

: an antiseptic treatment of wounds in World War I consisting of regular intermittent irrigation through surgically placed rubber tubes to obviate infection in contaminated wounds and to hasten asepsis in suppurating wounds — compare carrel-dakin solution , dakin's solution

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History and Etymology for Carrel-Dakin solution

Noun (2)

after Alexis Carrel †1944 French surgeon and biologist, and Henry Drysdale Dakin †1952 English chemist

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