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Carbolic acid

antiseptic

Carbolic acid, or phenol (C6H5OH), first chemical to be used as an antiseptic. Though poisonous and corrosive to the skin, in dilute form it is lethal to microorganisms, without many undesirable side effects on the patient.

See also: Antiseptic.

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