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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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When auditory nerve conduction is destroyed by either disease or trauma, auditory brainstem implants give patients hope of reconnecting with the outside world.
Auditory brainstem implant in bilateral and completely ossified cochleae.
In June, international news agencies reported the case of a three-year-old boy believed to be the first child in the US to have had an auditory brainstem implant.
After searching online Emily and David, from Horndean, Hampshire, found a doctor in Verona, Italy, who has successfully fitted dozens of children with auditory brainstem implants.
This article described a study of five adults with cochlear implants and one adult with an auditory brainstem implant. The participants' brain responses to positron emission tomography imaging were examined.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cochlear Corporation's Nucleus 24 [R] Multichannel Auditory Brainstem Implant (Multichannel ABI) for use in patients suffering from Neurofibromatosis Type II (NF2), a genetic condition that affects one in 40,000 people in the United States.
Last Monday the two-year-old was able to sense sounds for the first time after her auditory brainstem implant was switched on.