sodium hypochlorite solution

[USP] a clear, pale, greenish yellow liquid with the odor of chlorine, containing 4–6 per cent sodium hypochlorite; used as a disinfectant for utensils, etc., but not suitable for application to wounds. It has also been used as a deodorant and bleaching agent. In diluted form, usually at a strength of approximately 0.5 per cent available chlorine, it has been used as a local anti-infective and wound irrigant. See also Dakin s.

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