salicylic acid


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salicylic acid

 [sal″ĭ-sil´ik]
a keratolytic and caustic, used to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, acne, and psoriasis, and to remove calluses, corns, and warts. Its salts are the salicylates.

sal·i·cyl·ic ac·id

(sal'i-sil'ik as'id),
A component of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), derived from salicin and made synthetically; used externally as a keratolytic agent, antiseptic, and fungicide.

salicylic acid

(săl′ĭ-sĭl′ĭk)
n.
A white crystalline benzoic acid derivative, C7H6O3, used in making aspirin, as a preservative, and in the external treatment of skin conditions such as eczema.

sal·i·cyl·ic ac·id

(sal'i-sil'ik as'id)
A component of aspirin, derived from salicin and made synthetically; used externally as a keratolytic agent.

salicylic acid

A drug that softens and loosens the horny outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) and is used in the treatment of various skin disorders such as ACNE, PSORIASIS, ICHTHYOSIS, WARTS and CALLOSITIES. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Acnisal, Occlusal, Pyravlex, and Verugon. Numerous skin preparations contain salicyclic acid in conjunction with other ingredients.

Salicylic acid

An agent prescribed in the treatment of hyperkeratotic skin conditions and fungal infections.
Mentioned in: Warts
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