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Fibres and Surgical Dressings

Plasters are a kind of adhesive bandage made from bleached cotton fabrics. An adhesive compound is spread on one side of the bandage to make it stick to the skin. Plasters may be either medicated or unmedicated. Some common...
This group of surgical dressings includes some standardized compound dressings described in the British Pharmaceutical Codex (BPC) and other official publications. These dressings are prepared ready for use and consist of a pad· of medicated cotton wool, gauze or...
Lints are medicated or unmedicated absorbent surgical dressings. They are made of plain wove absorbent cotton fabrics. The threads in the warp of the lint fabrics are raised to form a nap. They contain not less than 39 threads...
Surgical dressings is a general term applied to various fibrous materials used for scientific and hygienic management of wounds and for providing sufficient protection to the exposed tissues. They include both loose masses of fibres and fabrics, gauzes, lints,...
Bandages are continuous length of fabrics and contain no joints. Their edges are evenly cut, parallel to the warp threads. They are reasonably free from loose threads. Bandages are chiefly made from plain or treated cotton cloths, but some...
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