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Fibres and Surgical Dressings

Synonyms: Raw Cotton Wool, Absorbent Cotton Biological Source: Cotton consists of the epidermal trichomes of the seeds of Gossypium herbaceum Linn and other species of Gossypium of the family Malvaceae. Geographical source: Gossypium species are cultivated for commercial production of cotton in the United...
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...
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...
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,...
Synonym: Gunny Biological source: Strands of phloem fibres of the stem bark of Corchorus olitorius Linn. and Corchorus capsularis Linn. (Family Tiliaceae) constitute Jute. Geographical source: Jute is extensively cultivated as a cash crop in Bangladesh, which supplies more than 95 percent of the...
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