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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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But instead of the cosmetic results she had hoped for, the implant sat stiff and high on her chest, looking little like her other breast.
The cochlear implant is an electronic device that stimulates the auditory nerve with electrical signals the brain can interpret as sound.
Becoming well known in a community as an implant practice takes months of planning and years of perfection.
She should contact the surgeon she chooses to perform her implant surgery.
The latest threat to women's health isn't any of the medical scandals you've been reading about -- not unnecessary hysterectomies, not defective birth-control devices, not breast implants, not those medical-research projects that fail to study women.
It reinforces the need to have a clear demonstration of safety and effectiveness before as wide a distribution as has been achieved by even such a seemingly inert and innocuous device as a silicone gel breast implant occurs.
This year's Celebration marks 25 years of Nucleus cochlear implant technology.
Government science advisers recommended on Wednesday the lifting of an 11-year ban on silicone-gel breast implants but suggested tough new conditions on use of the controversial device.
Although prescriptions of oral antibiotics can sometimes eliminate such infections, more often the implant must be removed to save the patient's life.
The cochlear implant bed is then drilled in the skull by egg-shelling the middle fossa periosteum.
Even if a silicone gel-filled breast implant does not rupture, small amounts of the silicone gel may migrate (bleed or sweat) out of the implant into the surrounding tissue.