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polytef

 [pol´ĕ-tef]
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).

Teflon

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.

Teflon,

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

Teflon

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16]N nuclei along the z axis of the Teflon cylinders (taken to be along the direction of the normal).
Treatment of vesicoureteric reflux by endoscopic injection of Teflon.
En Ohio, Estados Unidos, donde nacio Plunkett, se encontraron sustancias del grupo del teflon (acido perfluorooctanoico y sulfonato de perfluorooctano) en r el agua potable, en una concentracion elevada.
Solution co-polymerization of DEGDMA with each of AM, MAA or HEMA using a-irradiation as a radical polymerization initiation technique under the same aforementioned experimental conditions were carried out in order to obtain a graft co-polymers onto Teflon membrane with different hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties with amphiphilic properties according to the relative ratio between the two components in the initial mixture.
Four months postoperatively, she underwent a procedure to improve her voice; this procedure included the injection of Teflon into the left vocal fold.
Zytel HTNWRF51MP20 combines very low friction with good wear resistance; it contains Teflon PTFE in micropowder form.
Tiny amounts of an ingredient used to produce Teflon have ended up in the area's water supply.
Cookware coated in Teflon probably resides in your kitchen, as it does in the homes of most Americans.
There's no evidence that Teflon or other nonstick coatings cause cancer.
The surfactant is not present in the finished product, so Teflon pots and pans do not release it.