NEET Chemistry Chemistry in Everyday Life Questions Solved

NEET - 2017

The mixture of chloroxylenol and terpineol acts as
(a) analgesic
(b) antiseptic
(c) antipyretic
(d) antibiotic


(a) The medicines which are used to reduce pain are known as analgesics. For example paracetamol, ibuprofen, morphine, etc.

(b) The chemicals which either prevent the growth of microorganisms or kill them but are not harmful to the living tissues are known as antiseptics. e.g. savlon, dettol. Dettol is one of the most commonly used antiseptics. It is a mixture of chloroxylenol and α-terpineol

(c) The chemical substances which are used to bring down body temperature during fever are called antipyretics, e.g. aspirin, novalgin, etc.

(d) The chemicals which are obtained from microorganisms such as bacteria, fugni etc., or by synthetic methods and used to inhibit the growth or even kill the microorganisms are called antibiotics, e.g. penicillin, chloramphenicol, etc.

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