A 28-year-old male asked:
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what is the definition or description of: deodorant?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Perfumed antimicrob: A chemical or compound of chemicals intended to mask odor. Underarm odor is caused by bacterial breakdown of the components of sweat. Typical underarm deodorants contain perfumes and alcohol, triclosan or chelated metal compounds that reduce bacterial populations.
Answered on Mar 18, 2013

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