absorbable gelatin sponge


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sponge

 [spunj]
a porous, absorbent mass, as a pad of gauze or cotton surrounded by gauze, or the elastic fibrous skeleton of certain species of marine animals.
absorbable gelatin sponge a sterile, absorbable, water-insoluble, gelatin-base material used in the control of bleeding.

ab·sorb·a·ble gel·a·tin sponge

a sterile, absorbable, water-insoluble, gelatin-based sponge, used to control capillary bleeding in surgical operations; it is left in situ and absorbed within 4-6 weeks.

ab·sorb·a·ble gel·a·tin sponge

(ăb-sōrbă-bĕl jelă-tin spŭnj)
A sterile, absorbable, water-insoluble, gelatin-based sponge, used to control capillary bleeding in surgical operations; it is left in situ and absorbed within 4-6 weeks.

absorbable gelatin sponge,

n brand name: Gelfoam;
drug class: hemostatic;
action: absorbs blood and provides area for clot formation;
uses: hemostasis during and following surgery.

absorbable gelatin sponge

see gelatin.
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It is indicated as an aid to hemostasis whenever oozing blood and minor bleeding from capillaries and small veins is accessible, or in conjunction with an absorbable gelatin sponge, USP.
Thrombin-JMI([R]), a bovine-sourced product, is indicated as an aid to hemostasis whenever oozing blood and minor bleeding from capillaries and small veins is accessible, or in conjunction with an absorbable gelatin sponge, USP.
b , Absorbable Gelatin Sponge 80 x 50x 10mm S1 , Catheter for Urinary Drainage Size 8 S9.
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Pursuant to the agreement, King received an exclusive license to market, distribute and sell Gelita's absorbable gelatin sponge in the U.