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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 IDEAL IMPLANT is a structured breast implant made from the same safe and proven breast implant materials and manufacturing processes as other breast implants.
Among the children with cochlear implants, this auditory-visual integration showed up only in those who had received implants before 30 months of age, the researchers report in an upcoming Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Today, doctors are looking at auditory brain stem implants that would bypass the inner ear.
However, today's implant shells are nearly twice as thick as those of the old silicone-gel implant.
Believe it or not, breast implants are more important than the New Hampshire primary.
The controversy over breast implants is used as a case for this shift in the burden of proof of safety and effectiveness.
DENVER -- Cochlear Americas today announced the recipients of the fifth annual Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship, an award that recognizes the remarkable achievements of Nucleus[R] cochlear implant recipients.
The logical leap from deconstructionist feminist theory to FDA regulations and breast implants was a little hard to follow.
The manufacturers of saline-filled breast implants -- which contain salt water rather than silicone gel -- were notified by FDA in January 1993 that the agency will require data on their products' safety and effectiveness.
The implants, normally consisting of a metal surface (the ball and stem that are anchored in the femur) that interacts with a plastic surface (liner of the implanted cast socket shell), have been redesigned into metal-to-metal hips in two different styles.
About 10 percent of women with breast implants received the foam-coated type until they were taken off the market in 1991 because of concerns that the coating might increase the risk of breast cancer.