What is a hydrocolloid?

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Hydrocolloid is a form of a substance that normally forms a kind of a jell when it is mixed with water. They are normally used in medicine for the dressing of wound because they will attach to the skin and not to the wound.
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hydrocolloid: a substance that forms a gel with water
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Used for leg ulcers, minor burns, pressure sores and traumatic injuries, these self-adhesive dressings form a gel as they absorb fluid from the wound.
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n alginate A hydrocolloid whose physical condition is changed by a chemical action that is not reversible. It is an impression material that is elastic when set. See alsoalginate.
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hy·dro·col·loid
[hahy-druh-kol-oid]
NOUN
1.
a substance that forms a colloid when combined with water.
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