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Prostheses and Implants MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Prostheses and Implants
Tree Number(s)
E07.695
Unique ID
D019736
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019736
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; coordinate with prosthetic or implant material if pertinent; adv eff: consider PROSTHESIS-RELATED INFECTIONS; BIOPROSTHESIS is also available
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.
Entry Term(s)
Endoprostheses
Endoprosthesis
Implants, Artificial
Prostheses
Prostheses and Implant
Prosthesis
Prosthetic Implant
Prosthetic Implants
Previous Indexing
specific implant (1966-1997)
specific prosthesis (1966-1997)
See Also
Device Removal
Prosthesis Retention
Public MeSH Note
1998; IMPLANTS, ARTIFICIAL was heading 1981-1997; PROSTHESIS was heading 1963-1997
History Note
1998
Date Established
1998/01/01
Date of Entry
1997/06/20
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Prostheses and Implants Preferred
Endoprosthesis Narrower
Prostheses Broader
Implants, Artificial Narrower
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