alloplasty

alloplasty

 [al´o-plas-te]
in psychoanalytic theory, adaptation by alteration of the external environment (alloplastic change). adj., adj alloplas´tic.

al·lo·plas·ty

(al'ō-plas'tē),
Repair of defects by allotransplantation.

alloplasty

/al·lo·plas·ty/ (al´o-plas-te) in psychoanalytic theory, adaptation by alteration of the environment rather than one's self.alloplas´tic

alloplasty

(ăl′ə-plăs′tē)
n.
1. The repair of defects by allotransplantation.
2. A surgical operation in which a synthetic material, such as stainless steel, replaces a body part or tissue.

alloplasty

[al′ōplas′tē]
Etymology: Gk, allos, other, plassein, to mold
plastic surgery in which materials foreign to the human body are implanted. alloplastic, adj.

alloplasty

Psychiatry
A term used in psychoanalysis for the adaptation to stressful situations by altering the external environment rather than by changing oneself.

Surgery
An older, generic term for the repair or replacement of a native tissue with a synthetic part (e.g., hip joint or heart valve).

al·lo·plas·ty

(al'ō-plas-tē)
Repair of defects by allotransplantation.

al·lo·plas·ty

(al'ō-plas-tē)
Repair of defects by allotransplantation.

alloplasty (al´ōplas´tē),

n a plastic surgery procedure in which material not from the human body is used.
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Ritter and Campbell (Ritter & Campbell, 1989) pointed out the fact that conditions of the femoral channel were crucial for successful revision alloplasty.