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/ab·sorb·able/ (-sorb´ah-b'l) capable of being absorbed.

gelatin film, absorbable

a hemostatic.
indications It is used to attain hemostasis during surgery, particularly neurological, thoracic, and ophthalmic procedures.
contraindications Infection or gross contamination of the surgical wound prohibits its use.
adverse effects There are no known adverse effects.


Pertaining or referring to surgical material—sutures, clips, ligatures—which disappears over time by hydrolysis, proteolysis or phagocytosis.