Eschar is sloughed-off dead tissue caused by a burn or cauterization. An escharotic is a substance that causes the tissue to die and slough off, such as acids, alkalies, carbon dioxide, metallic salts, or electric cautery.
by Mamikon Bozoyan, M.D.
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