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Descriptor English: Hexachlorophene
Descriptor Spanish: Hexaclorofeno
Descriptor Portuguese: Hexaclorofeno
Descriptor French: Hexachlorophène
Entry term(s): Hexachlorophane
Tree number(s): D02.455.426.559.389.261.190.350
D02.455.426.559.389.657.190.350
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006582
Scope note: A chlorinated bisphenol antiseptic with a bacteriostatic action against Gram-positive organisms, but much less effective against Gram-negative organisms. It is mainly used in soaps and creams and is an ingredient of various preparations used for skin disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p797)
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Registry Number: IWW5FV6NK2
CAS Type 1 Name: Phenol, 2,2'-methylenebis(3,4,6-trichloro)-
DeCS ID: 6741
Unique ID: D006582
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2014/10/14
Hexachlorophene - Preferred
Concept UI M0010306
Scope note A chlorinated bisphenol antiseptic with a bacteriostatic action against Gram-positive organisms, but much less effective against Gram-negative organisms. It is mainly used in soaps and creams and is an ingredient of various preparations used for skin disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p797)
Preferred term Hexachlorophene
Entry term(s) Hexachlorophane



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