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Author Nicholson, John W.

Title The chemistry of medical and dental materials / John W. Nicholson
Published Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages) : illustrations
Series RSC materials monographs
RSC materials monographs.
Contents Synthetic materials in medicine -- Polymers -- Ceramics -- Metals -- Dental materials -- Biological interactions with materials -- Tissue engineering
Summary Implants into the human body, such as hip joints, heart valves and dental crowns, have been increasingly used over the last 40 years or so, and many patients have benefited from their use. But how much is known about the metals, ceramics and polymers that are used in these repairs? This book provides a state-of-the-art account of the chemistry of the synthetic materials used in medicine and dentistry. It looks at the properties and interactions of these materials within the body at a molecular level, and includes discussion of bioengineering and cell biology. In addition, there is an account of the surgical procedures used, as well as extensive coverage of the possible biological reactions to the presence of foreign materials in the body. A brief look at the emerging field of tissue engineering completes the text. Fully referenced, with detailed reviews of the current literature, The Chemistry of Medical and Dental Materials will be an essential starting-point for all those in academia and industry who are involved in the development of new and improved repair materials
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Biomedical materials.
Pharmaceutical chemistry.
Biocompatible Materials -- chemistry
Biocompatible Materials
Biomedical and Dental Materials
Chemistry, Pharmaceutical
Dental Materials -- chemistry
MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- Medical Technology.
MEDICAL -- Biotechnology.
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Lasers in Medicine.
Biomedical materials
Pharmaceutical chemistry
Keramische materialen.
Tandheelkundige implantaten.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781847552051