Dakin's solution

noun Da·kin's solution \ˈdākə̇nz-\

Definition of Dakin's solution

  1. :  an antiseptic solution developed during World War I for the treatment of wounds and consisting essentially of an aqueous solution containing from 0.5 percent to 0.6 percent of sodium hypochlorite with 0.4 percent of boric acid added to reduce the alkalinity

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Origin and Etymology of dakin's solution

after Henry D. Dakin †1952 English chemist

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