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Prostheses and Implants

Artificial substitutes for body parts, and materials inserted into tissue for functional, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. Prostheses can be functional, as in the case of artificial arms and legs, or cosmetic, as in the case of an artificial eye. Implants, all surgically inserted or grafted into the body, tend to be used therapeutically. IMPLANTS, EXPERIMENTAL is available for those used experimentally.

Year introduced: 1998

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Tree Number(s): E07.695

MeSH Unique ID: D019736

Entry Terms:

  • Implants and Prostheses
  • Prosthetic Implants
  • Prostheses and Implant
  • Implant and Prostheses
  • Prosthetic Implant
  • Implant, Prosthetic
  • Implants, Prosthetic
  • Endoprosthesis
  • Endoprostheses
  • Prostheses
  • Prosthesis
  • Implants, Artificial
  • Artificial Implant
  • Artificial Implants
  • Implant, Artificial

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