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