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hydrogel

 [hi´dro-jel]
a gel that contains water.

hy·dro·gel

(hī'drō-jel),
A colloid in which the particles are in the external or dispersion phase and water in the internal or dispersed phase. Compare: hydrosol.

hydrogel

a gel in which water is the dispersion medium.

hydrogel

Wound care A polymer absorptive wound dressing. See Dressing.

hy·dro·gel

(hī'drō-jel)
A colloid in which the particles are in the external or dispersion phase and water in the internal or dispersed phase; used in sterile dressings and wound cane.

hydrogel

Type of plastic material which contains water, and is commonly used in the manufacture of soft contact lenses, e.g. HEMA.

hydrogel

a gel that contains water.
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The researchers also devised a method to strongly bond the hydrogel to various nonporous surfaces.
As mentioned above, introduction of second cross-linked network and the addition of reinforcing fillers were both considered to be effective methods to improve the mechanical performance of the hydrogel.
SpaceOAR patients experienced a significant reduction in rectal radiation dose and severity of late rectal toxicity when compared to control patients who did not receive SpaceOAR hydrogel.
The effects of hydrogel particle encapsulation on the physical location, chemical stability and lipase digestibility of emulsified polyunsaturated lipids--fish oil--were investigated.
Hydrogel samples were moulded into dumbbell shape in accordance to ASTM Standard Method D638-04, and the length, breath and thickness of each sample recorded.
BSA and doxycycline release from our hydrogels followed the power law model of drug release and revealed that the addition of ELP resulted in a composite hydrogel with a more gradual bioactive agent release.
Like gelatin, early versions of the hydrogels would fall apart, whereas human hearts are elastic.
Another experiment showed that the hydrogel could be successfully and stably synthesized within the channels of a microfluidic device.
Irradiation with UV not only enhanced overall L-DOPA release from the hydrogel, but also caused an extra 'explosive' release five hours after irradiation.
Both CSPH and SPHC possessed large numbers of pores, indicating that formation of hydrogel would not destroy the superporous structure.
Erhan and ARS chemist Zengshe Liu developed the hydrogel in studies at ARS's National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria.