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Author Batchelor, A. W. (Andrew W.)

Title Service characteristics of biomedical materials and implants / Andrew W. Batchelor, Margam Chandrasekaran
Published London : Imperial College Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 242 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Series on biomaterials and bioengineering ; 3
Series on biomaterials and bioengineering ; 3
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Physiological environment of the human body -- Ch. 3. Implantation and physiological responses to biomaterials -- Ch. 4. Orthopaedic prostheses -- Ch. 5. Cardiac, vascular and neural implants -- Ch. 6. Dental implants -- Ch. 7. Bioartificial pancreas and bioartificial liver -- Ch. 8. Implants and biomaterials for external bodily functions and cosmetic advantage -- Ch. 9. Tissue scaffolds -- Ch. 10. Physiological reactions to external support systems -- Ch. 11. Drug delivery systems -- Ch. 12. Physiological reaction to medical instrumentation and disposal of used biomaterials -- App. 1. Government and technical society standards for biomedical materials -- App. 2. Experimental apparatus to measure the service characteristics of implants
Summary "This book collates information and provides a concise text on the performance of different materials used in devices and implants. The knowledge presented is critical for a biomedical engineer, especially for the purpose of selecting the right materials. In addition, topics such as allergies and infection, tissue scaffolds, and drug delivery are reviewed."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biomedical materials.
Implants, Artificial -- Materials.
Prostheses and Implants -- adverse effects.
Biomedical and Dental Materials -- adverse effects.
Foreign-Body Reaction -- etiology.
Prosthesis Failure.
Prosthesis-Related Infections -- etiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Chandrasekaran, Margam.
ISBN 1860944752
1860945368 (electronic bk.)
9781860945366 (electronic bk.)