One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A gel in which the liquid component is water.
- ‘Although dressings such as films, foams, hydrocolloids, hydrogels, collagen, and alginates, may be more expensive per dressing than gauze dressings, they are less expensive to use.’
- ‘The material, called a hydrogel, contains a polymer that senses and binds to glucose in bodily fluids.’
- ‘Because they contain up to 95% water, hydrogels cannot absorb much exudate and should be reserved for dry wounds or wounds with minimal to moderate drainage.’
- ‘The films are in a class of materials known as hydrogels, which are networks of polymers that swell in water.’
- ‘These charges cause attraction between neighbouring peptides and result in the formation a hydrogel that swells in the presence of water.’
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