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a clear or slightly opalescent, highly flammable, syrupy liquid compounded of pyroxylin, ether, and alcohol, which dries to a transparent, tenacious film; used as a topical protectant, applied to the skin to close small wounds, abrasions, and cuts, to hold surgical dressings in place, and to keep medications in contact with the skin.
flexible collodion a preparation of camphor, castor oil, and collodion, used as a topical protectant.
salicylic acid collodion flexible collodion containing salicylic acid, used topically as a keratolytic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a mixture of camphor, castor oil, and collodion, or a mixture of castor oil, Canada turpentine, and collodion, used for the same purposes as collodion, but its film possesses the advantage, for certain conditions, of not contracting.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A collodion preparation containing camphor and castor oil. It is more elastic than collodion.
See also: collodion
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