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Keratolytic Agents  


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  • Agents, Desquamating
  • Agents, Skin-Peeling
  • Desquamating Agents
  • Skin Peeling Agents
  • Skin-Peeling Agents


  • GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics

Scope note

  • Agents that soften, separate, and cause desquamation of the cornified epithelium or horny layer of skin. They are used to expose mycelia of infecting fungi or to treat corns, warts, and certain other skin diseases.

History note

  • 91(75); was see under DERMATOLOGIC AGENTS 1975-90

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