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Polyglycolic Acid



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Therapeutic Category

Obsolete substance

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Acidum Polyglycolicum (Latin)
  • Polyglycolsäure (German)
  • Acide polyglycolique (French)
  • Acido poliglicolico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Polyglycolic Acid (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Acidum polyglycolicum (IS)

Brand Name

  • Ligosan (Polyglycolic Acid and Doxycycline)
    Heraeus Kulzer, Austria


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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