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Flashcards in Clinical Disinfectants Deck (5):
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Mechanism of isopropanol and ethanol (alcohols)

Disruption of the cell membrane and denature of proteins

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Mechanism of chlorhexidine

Disruption of cell membranes
Coagulation of cytoplasm

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Mechanism of hydrogen peroxide

Produces destructive free radicals that oxidize cellular components

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Mechanism of iodine

Halogeneation of proteins and nucleus acids

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Two disinfectants that are sporocidal

Hydrogen peroxide and iodine