What is collodion?

Collodion is a colorless, flammable, syrupy solution of pyroxylin or gum cotton in ether and alcohol; used as a protective coat for cuts and surgical dressings and as a support film on copper grids in electron microscopy.

Collodion is a flammable, syrupy solution of nitrocellulose in ether and alcohol. There are two basic types: flexible and non flexible. The flexible type is often used as a surgical dressing or to hold dressings in place. When painted on the skin,…

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