Dichlorophen

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Dichlorophen

(Science: chemical) 2,2'-methylenebis(4-chlorophenol). Nontoxic laxative vermicide effective for taenia infestation. It tends to produce colic and nausea. It is also used as a veterinary fungicide, anthelmintic, and antiprotozoan.

Pharmacological action: anticestodal agents, antifungal agents, antiprotozoal agents, cathartic.

chemical name: phenol, 2,2'-methylenebis(4-chloro-