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polytetrafluoroethylene

(pŏ-lē-tĕ-tră-flŏ-rō-ĕth′ĭ-lēn),

PTFE

A synthetic polymer that has slippery, nonsticking properties. It is used in a variety of products, including vascular grafts used to bypass obstructed blood vessels and grafts used for dialysis access.

polytetrafluoroethylene

a synthetic material commonly used as a nonstick lining in domestic cooking utensils (frypans); abbreviated PTFE; called also Teflon. Overheating produces toxic fumes that cause an acute hemorrhagic pneumonitis and death in small caged birds, which are particularly susceptible. Called also polymer-fume fever, kitchen deaths. See also polytef.
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Leading cardiologists with experience using the Gore Device credit the expanded polytetrafluorethylene (ePTFE) material, a biocompatible material that allows tissue ingrowth to seal the defect.
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03 [MU]m polytetrafluorethylene fume particles produced acute pulmonary toxicity in rats (Kittelson 1998).
Techrobond is a combination of a catalyst and modified PTFE (or polytetrafluorethylene, a form of Teflon(R)) that has been proven to provide low and high temperature wear protection by altering metal surfaces and binding the low-friction PTFE compounds to them at room temperature.
List of Instruments Used for Long-Term Measurements Item Quantity Description 1 50 Type-T thermocouple, encapsulated tip, 24 AWG premium grade polytetrafluorethylene (PTFT) wire leads, 40 ft long 2 15 Type-T thermocouple, encapsulated tip, 24 AWG premium grade PTFT wire leads, 60 ft long 3 1 Edgetech Model 200 Dewtrack #200C1/D1; 24 VDC, 4-20mA 4 1 Sample chamber (SC1) 5 1 Sensor model # TX-S-LT-SF (33:1 D:S Focus) 4-20 mA output 6 8 #CB-7018--8 channel T/C input or [+ or -]20 mA module, 6 diff.
Madame Gregoire had wondered, if polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE), the non-stick coating on her husband's fishing line, could prevent sticking, why couldn't he make PTFE keep an omelet from sticking to her pan?
5] MSP personal impactors on (1998) polytetrafluorethylene (PTFT) filters by XRF, two-hour integrated samples P[M.
The filaments were variously melt spun into ice water and through ambient air to a take-up device consisting of a polytetrafluorethylene roller.