Definition : Tapes coated on one or both sides with an adhesive. Adhesive tapes are usually very long (e.g., several yards/meters) and narrow (typically 0.5 to 3 inches/12 to 76 mm) strips or bands made of materials such as cloth (e.g., cotton), plastic, paper, and/or other materials. Adhesive tapes are intended to attach objects (e.g., dressings, bandages, tubes, catheters) to the body or other surfaces; tape may also be applied in several layers, one overlapping the other (i.e., strapping), to cover and exert pressure on a body part (e.g., a limb). Adhesive tapes with particular properties (e.g., hypoallergenic, waterproof, or both) are also available.
Entry Terms : "Adhesive Tapes" , "Tapes, Adhesive, General-Purpose" , "Surgical Adhesive Tapes" , "Rolls, Adhesive Tape" , "Tapes, Surgical" , "Surgical Tapes"
UMDC code : 10030