Definition: A combination of iodine with a surfactant carrier, usually polyvinylpyrrolidone. Commercial preparations generally contain 1% “available” iodine, which is slowly released to take effect against microorganisms; used as skin disinfectants, particularly for surgical scrubs.
Synonym(s): tamed iodine
[iodine + G. phora, a carrying]
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.