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How do antiseptics differ from disinfectants............?

How do antiseptics differ from disinfectants............?

Grade:10

2 Answers

SAI SARDAR
1700 Points
5 years ago
Antiseptics are the chemical substance which prevent the growth of microorganisms and are
capable of killing them without harming the human tissues. These are applied on wounds, ulcers,
cuts and diseased skin surfaces.
Umakant biswal
5359 Points
5 years ago
@ hari 
Disinfectants are chemical agents used to disinfect inanimate objects and surfaces. Examples of disinfectants include iodine solution, copper sulfate, ozone, and chlorine gas. 
Antiseptics are chemical agents applied to living tissues to prevent infection.
we cannot apply disinfectant to the tissue , it can harm our tissue by giving the burning sensation . 
Most chemical agents can be used as both an 
antiseptic and a disinfectant
The purpose for which it is used is determined by its concentration. For example 
hydrogen peroxide 6% solution is used for cleansing wounds, while stronger solutions (>30%) are used in industry as a bleach and oxidising agent.
the same thing happens with phenol as well . 
low concentration and high conc , we can use it as both disinfectant and antibiotics . 
HOPE IT CLEARS YOUR DOUBT 
ALL THE BEST ..

 

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