an agent that promotes the shedding of the epidermis at regular intervals.
Being capable of removing keratin
(KER ah toh LIT ik): Topical agent that causes peeling of the stratum corneum.
substance that dissolves, peels, or otherwise breaks up, or loosens keratin.
Pertaining to keratolysis, the softening and shedding of the horny outer layer of the skin. A keratolytic agent is a peeling agent. See the entire definition of Keratolytic
A substance that promotes the softening and peeling of the epidermis.
causing the breakdown of keratin, a skin protein.
A substance that remove the keratin-containing outer layer of skin; used to treat skin disorders such as warts and dandruff.
Capable of causing softening and peeling of the outer (horny) layer of the skin.
A substance capable of dissolving keratin, thus causing the keratin layer of the epidermis to flake off.
Topical agent that causes keratolysis (peeling of the stratum corneum). See Keratolytic Agents.
Keratolytic (ker-uh-toe-lih-tik) therapy is treatment to remove warts and other lesions in which the epidermis produces excess skin. In this therapy, acid medicine, such as salicylic acid is put on the lesion. Keratolytic therapy thins the skin on and around the lesion.