Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Oxidised cellulose

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

oxidised cellulose

(Science: surgery) cellulosic acid in the form of an absorbable gauze which is used as a haemostatic in operations where ligation is not feasible (capillary or venous bleeding from small vessels) because cellulosic acid has a pronounced affinity for haemoglobin and produces an artificial clot.

It is a sterile absorbable substance prepared by the oxidation of cotton containing not less than 16% and not more than 22% of carboxyl.

See: oxycellulose.