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Polyvinyl Alcohol

"Polyvinyl Alcohol" 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.

A polymer prepared from polyvinyl acetates by replacement of the acetate groups with hydroxyl groups. It is used as a pharmaceutic aid and ophthalmic lubricant as well as in the manufacture of surface coatings artificial sponges, cosmetics, and other products.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Polyvinyl Alcohol" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Polyvinyl Alcohol" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 51 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2017
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