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A substance which forms a gel in the presence of water, examples of which are used in surgical dressings and in various industrial applications.[as modifier] ‘hydrocolloid dressings’
- ‘Silver dressings are available as foams, hydrocolloids, barrier layers, and charcoal cloth dressings.’
- ‘This absorptive layer is made of material other than an alginate, foam, hydrocolloid, or hydrogel.’
- ‘These hydrocolloids are chosen for their resistance to harsh processing conditions and their ability to withstand freeze/thaw cycling.’
- ‘Treatment with moisture-retentive dressings consisted of either a hydrocolloid, an alginate, or sterile gauze.’
- ‘Like hydrogels, hydrocolloids can absorb minimal to moderate amounts of drainage.’
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