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Caustics

"Caustics" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Strong alkaline chemicals that destroy soft body tissues resulting in a deep, penetrating type of burn, in contrast to corrosives, that result in a more superficial type of damage via chemical means or inflammation. Caustics are usually hydroxides of light metals. SODIUM HYDROXIDE and potassium hydroxide are the most widely used caustic agents in industry. Medically, they have been used externally to remove diseased or dead tissues and destroy warts and small tumors. The accidental ingestion of products (household and industrial) containing caustic ingredients results in thousands of injuries per year.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Caustics" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Caustics" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 12 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1990 and 1995 and 1998 and 1999 and 2001 and 2002 and 2008 and 2011 and 2013 and 2015 and 2016 and 2017
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