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prostheses

Definition:
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.
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Entry Terms:
  • implants (prostheses)
  • prosthesis
  • breast implants
  • artificial implants
  • artificial body parts
  • artificial limbs
  • lens implants
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/12575
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