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hydrogel

 [hi´dro-jel]
a gel that contains water.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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hydrogel

Wound care A polymer absorptive wound dressing. See Dressing.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hydrogel

Type of plastic material which contains water, and is commonly used in the manufacture of soft contact lenses, e.g. HEMA.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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It is known that >90% of fluid will be extracted from the hydrogels with the method of plastic compression.
The Young modulus was also tested for intermediate levels of fluid losses from the hydrogels in order to get a better understanding on how to tune the compression level in accordance with the desired biomedical application.
The synthesized hydrogels were tested to determinate their swelling behavior as a function of time in distilled water at room conditions.
Additionally, absence of cell-cell contact is known to stimulate chondrocyte proliferation, which also explains the formation of cell clusters in the hydrogels with homogeneous cell encapsulation (Abbott and Holtzer, 1966).
The 2 NaSA formulations in hydrogels also were administered SC in a similar way as the aqueous solution.
Along with diabetic ulcers, the macroporous hydrogel could help with other forms of healing on the skin, cornea, internal organs during surgery and even has military implications, the researchers say.
Meanwhile, injectable hydrogels are unable to retain its structural integrity after injection, making it difficult to retain the encapsulated cells.
1, PVA/Ca-alginate/PAM TN hydrogels were able to withstand different high-level deformations of knotted stretching (a and b) and twisted stretching (c and d) without breaking.
The authors reported the swelling effects on hydrogels of different salts, acids, bases, temperatures, and pH values.
Structural decomposition of composite hydrogels during photocatalytic activity was examined by gravimetric, FTIR and SEM analyses.
Growing Demand for Hydrogels in Healthcare Sector Projected to Stimulate the Global Hydrogel Market During the Forecast Period (2017-2023)