hydrocolloid

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hydrocolloid

[‚hī·drə′käl‚ȯid]
(materials)
gum
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This dressing is indicated for use on wounds with light to moderate exudate, and - based on its hydrocolloidal properties - forms a gel when it comes into contact with wound fluid to assist in promoting a moist environment conducive to healing.