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Descriptor English: Prostheses and Implants
Descriptor Spanish: Prótesis e Implantes
Descriptor Portuguese: Próteses e Implantes
Descriptor French: Prothèses et implants
Entry term(s): Artificial Implant
Artificial Implants
Endoprostheses
Endoprosthesis
Implant, Artificial
Implant, Prosthetic
Implants and Prostheses
Implants, Artificial
Implants, Prosthetic
Prostheses
Prosthesis
Prosthetic Implant
Prosthetic Implants
Tree number(s): E07.695
VS2.006.002.010
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019736
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; coordinate with prosthetic or implant material if pertinent; adv eff: consider PROSTHESIS-RELATED INFECTIONS; BIOPROSTHESIS is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
MI microbiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
UL ultrastructure
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: specific implant (1966-1997)
specific prosthesis (1966-1997)
Public MeSH Note: 1998; IMPLANTS, ARTIFICIAL was heading 1981-1997; PROSTHESIS was heading 1963-1997
History Note: 1998
Related: Device Removal MeSH
Prosthesis Retention MeSH
DeCS ID: 11916
Unique ID: D019736
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1998/01/01
Date of Entry: 1997/06/20
Revision Date: 2019/03/04
Prostheses and Implants - Preferred
Concept UI M0029299
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Prostheses and Implants
Entry term(s) Implant, Prosthetic
Implants and Prostheses
Implants, Prosthetic
Prosthetic Implant
Prosthetic Implants
Endoprosthesis - Narrower
Concept UI M000643228
Preferred term Endoprosthesis
Entry term(s) Endoprostheses
Prostheses - Broader
Concept UI M000643630
Preferred term Prostheses
Entry term(s) Prosthesis
Implants, Artificial - Narrower
Concept UI M0029297
Preferred term Implants, Artificial
Entry term(s) Artificial Implant
Artificial Implants
Implant, Artificial



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