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True about glutaraldehyde except, (DNB June-11)
|A||Used as a disinfectant in a concentration of 2%|
|B||Sterilize instruments in 25-30 min|
|C||Endoscopes and bronchoscopes can be disinfected|
|D||Solution once made can be used for 7-10|
Ans. B Sterilize instruments in 25-30 min
a. Glutaraldehyde (Cidex) is able to disinfect instruments in 25-30min. It sterilizes in minimum 3 hours.
b. It is able to act only at an alkaline pH.
c. A Cidex solution once prepared can be used for 14 days.