Adhesive - any substance applied to the surfaces of materials that binds them together and resists separation.
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Chemical structure of crazyglue (methyl 2-cyanoacrylate)
Chemical structure of crazyglue (methyl 2-cyanoacrylate)

Crazy Glue or Cyanoacrylate (CA) is the generic name for a family of strong fast-acting adhesives with industrial, medical and household uses. Cyanoacrylate adhesives are sometimes known generically as instant glues or superglues. CA glue was in veterinary use for mending bone, hide, and tortoise shell by the early 1970s or before. CA spray was used in the Vietnam war to retard bleeding in wounded soldiers until they could be brought to a hospital.

CA adhesives may glue skin together within seconds. In the course of separating the glued body parts, injuries may occur by ripping off parts of the skin. However, when left alone, the glue will separate from the skin over the course of time (up to four days). The separation process can be accelerated by applying vegetable oil near on and around the glue.

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