polytetrafluoroethylene

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polytetrafluoroethylene

[¦päl·ē‚te·trə‚flür·ō′eth·ə‚lēn]
(organic chemistry)
(CF2CF2)n A highly crystalline perfluorinated polymer that is characteristically resistant to heat and chemicals.

polytetrafluoroethylene

A waxy opaque thermoplastic resin commonly known by its proprietary name Teflon; resistant to acid oxidizing agents and to alkalis; has a particularly slippery surface.
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c) Polytetrafluroethylene (PTEF): Discovered in 1938, but comes in clinical use after 1958.
Different attempts have been made to prevent peritendinous adhesions after tendon surgery in the form of mechanical barriers around the repaired sites of tendon like cellophane, stainless steel tubes, silastic tubes, polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE), silicon sheath, dacron tube have all been used with disappointing results.
With the annual ESRD growth rate of 8%, the use of polytetrafluroethylene (ePTFE) grafts has become almost twofold that of native vessel fistula construction (USRDS, 1999).