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implant

Med anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone

implant

[′im‚plant]
(medicine)
A quantity of radioactive material in a suitable container, intended to be embedded in a tissue or tumor for therapeutic purposes.
A tissue graft placed in depth in the body.
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The device consists of an external processor, microphone and battery, and a surgically implanted internal receiver with electrodes embedded in the cochlea, the tiny snail-shell-shaped organ in the inner ear.
This article takes a look at the surgically implanted knee, hip and shoulder prostheses, and how cast components are assisting surgeons in rebuilding these parts of the human body.
Or, the body creates a capsule of tissue around the implanted materials.
If that happens, a new device can usually be implanted after the infection has completely cleared.
5 million medical devices are implanted in Americans each year.
Four manufacturers were successful in persuading the FDA of this substantial equivalence, and, as a result, more than one million women have been implanted with the 510K devices.
a New York-based board-certified plastic surgeon, has always favored saline and has implanted more than 2,500 of the devices.
To date more than 9,000 patients have been successfully implanted with Clearant Process sterile implants supplied by one of the Company's licensed partners.
The headpiece sends radio waves to the CII Bionic Ear, below, which is implanted under the skin.
Unlike other groups, the German researchers are designing their device to be implanted within the retina, where the rods and cones normally reside, rather than on its front surface.
Before, the implanted device was supplemented with a headpiece and cable that were attached to the sound processor - a pagerlike device that clipped onto the waist or pocket.