A group of proteolytic enzymes. Chymotrypsin catalyzes the hydrolysis of various proteins, especially casein. It is obtained from the pancreas of oxen and sold as a yellowish white amorphous powder. Chymotrypsin has been used for debridement and other types of cleaning.
Soluble in water and saline solution.
Hazards and Safety
Skin contact may cause irritation. May be harmful by ingestion and inhalation.
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