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An adhesive substance produced by or obtained from living organisms, or used on living tissue.
- ‘As well, the porous nature of the exudate allows for the wound to breathe, a desirable characteristic of a bioadhesive.’
- ‘J. Herbert Waite, of the University of Delaware in Lewes reported on the role of marine bioadhesives and their tantalizing spectrum of potential technical applications.’
- ‘This is going to need stitches but I can do the rest with bioadhesive.’
- ‘All marine bioadhesives characterized thus far are rich in such polar residues.’
- ‘At the moment, there is a significant need of a suitable bioadhesive for use in medical procedures.’
Having the properties of a bioadhesive.‘bioadhesive polymers’
- ‘We found that the daily bioadhesive buccal tablet achieved the same efficacy as the gel, but required one-tenth as much miconazole, and could be given on a much more convenient schedule.’
- ‘In other words, chitosan is bioadhesive and readily binds to negatively charged surfaces such as mucosal membranes.’
- ‘A bioadhesive tablet containing the antifungal drug miconazole is an effective and convenient means of treating oropharyngeal candidiasis.’
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