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Descriptor in English: Iodophors
Descriptor in Spanish: Yodóforos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Iodóforos
Descriptor in French: Iodophores
Entry term(s): Iodine, Tamed
Tamed Iodine
Tree number(s): D01.475.557
Scope note: Complexes of iodine and non-ionic SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS acting as carrier and solubilizing agent for the iodine in water. Iodophors usually enhance bactericidal activity of iodine, reduce vapor pressure and odor, minimize staining, and allow wide dilution with water. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
History Note: 91(75); was see under IODINE 1975-90
See also the descriptors: Anti-Infective Agents, Local MeSH
DeCS UI: 7633
Descriptor UI: D007466
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/19
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Iodophors - Preferred
Concept UI M0011665
Scope note Complexes of iodine and non-ionic SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS acting as carrier and solubilizing agent for the iodine in water. Iodophors usually enhance bactericidal activity of iodine, reduce vapor pressure and odor, minimize staining, and allow wide dilution with water. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Preferred term Iodophors
Entry term(s) Iodine, Tamed
Tamed Iodine



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