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Substances used on inanimate objects that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. Disinfectants are classed as complete, destroying SPORES as well as vegetative forms of microorganisms, or incomplete, destroying only vegetative forms of the organisms. They are distinguished from ANTISEPTICS, which are local anti-infective agents used on humans and other animals. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)

DrugDrug Description
ChlorhexidineAn antiseptic used to sterilize for surgeries and in healthcare practice, to reduce pocket depth in periodontitis, and to treat gingivitis.
PropiolactonePropiolactone was used for vaccines, tissue grafts, surgical instruments, and enzymes, as a sterilant of blood plasma, water, milk and nutrient broth as a vapor-phase disinfectant in enclosed spaces. Its...
HypochloriteAn antimicrobial used to treat and prevent infections of the skin and tissue.
PolihexanidePolihexanide has been used in trials studying the treatment, prevention, and supportive care of Caries, Neoplasm, Skin Diseases, Nail Diseases, and Dental Plaque, among others.
Chlorine dioxideChlorine Dioxide has been used in trials studying the treatment of Halitosis.
BenzododeciniumBenzododecinium is used as an antiseptic/disinfectant compound. It has been marketed as a tincture for antiseptic product for wounds in the Czech Republic.
Peracetic acidA liquid that functions as a strong oxidizing agent. It has an acrid odor and is used as a disinfectant.
Phenylethyl alcoholAn antimicrobial, antiseptic, and disinfectant that is used also as an aromatic essence and preservative in pharmaceutics and perfumery.
MethylchloroisothiazolinoneMethylchloroisothiazolinone is approved for use within allergenic epicutaneous patch tests which are indicated for use as an aid in the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in persons 6 years...
Potassium triiodideNot Annotated
MethylisothiazolinoneNot Annotated
TrocloseneNot Annotated
Drugs & Drug Targets
ChlorhexidineBacterial outer membranetarget
ChlorhexidineSerum albumincarrier
PropiolactoneSerum albumincarrier
Phenylethyl alcoholParathion hydrolasetarget