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Descriptor English:   Artificial Organs 
Descriptor Spanish:   Órganos Artificiales 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Órgãos Artificiais 
Synonyms English:   Artificial Organ
Organ, Artificial
Organs, Artificial  
Tree Number:   E07.858.082
Definition English:   Devices intended to replace non-functioning organs. They may be temporary or permanent. Since they are intended always to function as the natural organs they are replacing, they should be differentiated from PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS and specific types of prostheses which, though also replacements for body parts, are frequently cosmetic (EYE, ARTIFICIAL) as well as functional (ARTIFICIAL LIMBS). 
Indexing Annotation English:   usually to replace function, as HEART, ARTIFICIAL or KIDNEY, ARTIFICIAL: do not confuse with PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS which is usually cosmetic; not for injections, like silicones, to replace substance; coord IM with specific organ (IM) with no qualif but note available precoords
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects CL classification
EC economics ES ethics
HI history MI microbiology
PS parasitology PX psychology
ST standards SN statistics & numerical data
SD supply & distribution TD trends
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   1193 
Unique Identifier:   D001187 

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