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Published on Jun 18, 2012
Dakin's solution Alternative eponyms Carrell-Dakin solution Carrel-Dakin fluid Dakin's fluid
Related people Alexis Carrel Henry Drysdale Dakin
Highly diluted, neutral antiseptic solution for cleansing wounds. Description
Highly diluted, neutral antiseptic solution for cleansing wounds. Consists of sodium hypochlorite (0,45 % to 0,5 %) and boric acid (4 %). Its solvent action on dead cells hastens the separation of dead from living tissue. The solution is unstable and cannot be stored more than a few days. Developed during World War I.