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biocompatibility

 [bi″o-kom-pat″ĭ-bil´ĭ-te]
the quality of not having toxic or injurious effects on biological systems. adj., adj biocompat´ible.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bio·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

(bī'ō-kom-pat'i-bil'i-tē),
The relative ability of a nonorganic material to interact favorably with a biologic system. The degree of biocompatibility depends on a material's chemical stability over time, tendency to cause inflammation, incite disease, or become carconogenic.
[bio- + compatibility]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

biocompatibility

(bī′ō-kəm-păt′ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n.
The property of being biologically compatible by not producing a toxic, injurious, or immunologic response in living tissue.

bi′o·com·pat′i·ble adj.
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biocompatibility

(1) The extent to which a foreign, usually implanted, material does not evoke an immune or other response in a recipient.
(2) The ability to co-exist with living organisms without harming them.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

biocompatibility

1. The extent to which a foreign, usually implanted, material elicits an immune or other response in a recipient.
2. The ability to coexist with living organisms without harming them.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bio·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

(bī'ō-kŏm-pat'i-bil'i-tē)
The relative ability of a material to interact favorably with a biologic system.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bio·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

(bī'ō-kŏm-pat'i-bil'i-tē)
The relative ability of a inorganic material to interact favorably with a biologic system. The degree of biocompatibility depends on a material's stability over time, tendency to cause inflammation, cause disease, or be carcinogenic.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Many factors affect the IOL biocompatibility. These include patient demographics (for example, younger the patients, higher the rate of PCO [sup][19],[20] ), surgeons' technique (a smaller capsulorhexis is preferable to a large capsulorhexis in reducing PCO [sup][21],[22] ), the surgical approach (femtosecond laser-assisted cataract operation cause less damage to peripheral ocular tissue ocular and are more uveal-biocompatible [sup][23] ), and the IOL itself, which is often the determining factor.
An ideal scaffold material should meet the following criteria (12,13): 1) nontoxicity of the polymer and its degradation products, 2) excellent biocompatibility with seeded cells, 3) good mechanical properties and flexibility, 4) controlled biodegradability, 5) easily formed as a porous structure, and 6) appropriate thermoplastic properties.
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