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polytef

 [pol´ĕ-tef]
the pharmaceutical name for Teflon, a polymer of tetrafluoroethylene, used as a surgical implant material for many prostheses, such as artificial vessels and orbital floor implants, and for many applications in skeletal augmentation and skeletal fixation.

Teflon

/Tef·lon/ (tef´lon) trademark for preparations of polytef (polytetrafluoroethylene).

Teflon

a trademark for a substance (polytetrafluoroethylene) used for the construction of surgical implants in restorative surgery and the coating of surgical blades.

Teflon

Polytetrafluoroethylene A proprietary name for a biologically inert polymeric molecule resistant to organic solvents, with a melting temperature of 225ºC, which is widely used in medicine Medical devices Teflon has diverse medical applications including use in annuloplasty rings, batteries for defibrillators and pacemakers, cardiac patches, vena caval clips, vascular grafts, implantable pumps, implants for impotence, implants for incontinence, prosthetic joints, bone replacements, pledgets, various types of sheeting, dialysis shunts, sutures, myringotomy tubes, valved conduits, and in low-temperature chemical reactions. Cf Gore-Tex.

Teflon,

n.pr brand name of a proprietary plastic material (polytetrafluoroethylene) used in reconstructive surgery of the jaw and chin.

Teflon

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Treatment of vesicoureteric reflux by endoscopic injection of Teflon.
Of particular interest is that the Teflon felt was not visible on plainfilm radiographs but was prominently radio-dense on CT scan.
Solution co-polymerization of DEGDMA with each of AM, MAA or HEMA using a-irradiation as a radical polymerization initiation technique under the same aforementioned experimental conditions were carried out in order to obtain a graft co-polymers onto Teflon membrane with different hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties with amphiphilic properties according to the relative ratio between the two components in the initial mixture.
Extralaryngeal migration of Teflon particles is a known risk after injection.
DuPont admitted no liability in the West Virginia suit, and it maintains Teflon is safe for household use.
This presents a real challenge to the industry because Teflon is an extremely useful material and alternative surfactants are hard to come by.
Nonstick cookware made with Teflon or some other company's PTFE includes Calphalon, T-Fal, Circulon, Anolon, Farberware, and KitchenAid.
Though Nordic Ware does not use Teflon on its cookware and bakeware, it does use other non-stick coatings.
Dinh found that certain expensive chemical catalysts glom onto Teflon tape, providing a convenient way to recover them from solutions.
an OEM supplier of filters and filter bags to industrial, commercial and domestic floor care appliance manufacturers has acquired the worldwide rights to manufacture HEPA Membrane Vacuum Cleaner Filters and Bags made with DuPont Teflon membrane.
Designers are using Teflon - normally associated with non-stick frying pans - for the shorts, which will allow stars like David Beckham and Michael Owen to stay clean throughout matches.
TEFLON MAKER DUPONT appears to have violated federal law requiring chemical companies to report new data on the dangers of their products.