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Fibres and Surgical Dressings

Fibres and the surgical dressings made from them are of immense value in medical and pharmaceutical practices. Dressings are compulsorily needed for proper management and subsequent healing of wounds caused by injuries, burns, microbial infections and surgical operations. They...
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...
Synonyms: Regenerated Cellulose, Artificial Silk Biological source: Rayons are prepared from the polysaccharide cellulose molecules derived from wood pulps by maceration and treatment with various chemical substances. Depending on the means used to bring the cellulose into solution to prepare the rayon...
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...
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...
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