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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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™.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.