escharotic


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escharotic

[¦es·kə¦räd·ik]
(medicine)
Caustic.
Producing an eschar.
References in periodicals archive ?
Elston, "Escharotic agents, Fred Mohs, and Harry Hoxsey," Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol.
Goldman, "Consequences of using escharotic agents as primary treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancer," Archives of Dermatology, vol.
In humans, treatment with escharotics can be painful and scarring.
Escharotic treatment for cervical dysplasia involves the local application of a natural enzyme, bromelain, to the surface of the cervix.
The effects seen here are due (1) to the intense irritation and escharotics action of the gas, and (2) to secondary infection, which promptly occurs." (p808) Many of the cases had gross and microscopic similarities to diphtheria.