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a strong acid used as a protein precipitant in clinical chemistry and also as a caustic in chemabrasion and for removing warts.
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tri·chlor·o·a·ce·tic ac·id(trī-klōr'ō-ă-sē'tik as'id),
Agent used as an astringent antiseptic in 1-5% solution or as an escharotic for venereal and other warts; a widely used protein precipitant.
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n. Abbr. TCA
A colorless, deliquescent, corrosive, crystalline compound, C2HCl3O2, used as a herbicide and topically as an astringent and antiseptic.
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trichloroacetic acidDermatology An astringent antiseptic used as a exfoliant for Pts with extensive actinic keratosis
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tri·chlor·o·a·ce·tic ac·id(TCA) (trī-klōr'ō-ă-sē'tik as'id)
Agent used as an astringent antiseptic in 1-5% solution or as an escharotic for venereal and other warts.
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