An antiseptic is a chemical used in medicine to prevent wound infection and, subsequently, sepsis. They are used in wound care as a therapeutic as well as a preventive measure. Unlike antimicrobial therapeutics (antibiotics), antiseptics are applied to the surface of nonliving objects to destroy microorganisms that are living on the objects.
|Title of host publication||Basic Microbiology and Infection Control for Midwives|
|Editors||Elisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- wound infection