The hallway smelled medicinal and clean, like the antiseptic-laced air of a hospital mixed with pine cleaner.
The antiseptic pine-laced air from the hallway made her nose wrinkle.
Pyrogallol has antiseptic properties and is employed medicinally in the treatment of psoriasis.
The antiseptic method of treating wounds (see Surgery) was introduced by Lord Lister, and was an outcome of Pasteur's germ theory of putrefaction.
In early inquiries a great point was made of the prevention of putrefaction, and work was done in the way of finding how much of an agent must be added to a given solution, in order that the bacteria accidentally present might not develop. But for various reasons this was an inexact method, and to-day an antiseptic is judged by its effects on pure cultures of definite pathogenic microbes, and on their vegetative and spore forms. Their standardization has been effected in many instances, and a water solution of carbolic acid of a certain fixed 'strength is now taken as the standard with which other antiseptics are compared.