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1. (im-plant´) to insert or graft material, such as tissue or radioactive material, into intact tissues or a body cavity; see also transplant.
2. (im´plant) any material inserted or grafted into the body.
cochlear implant see cochlear implant.
dental implant a prosthetic tooth with an anchoring structure surgically implanted beneath the mucosal or periosteal layer or in the bone.
penile implant penile prosthesis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a rigid, flexible, or inflatable device surgically placed in the corpora cavernosa to produce an erection.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
pe·nile imp·lant(pēnīl implant)
Rigid, flexible, or inflatable device surgically placed in the corpora cavernosa to produce an erection.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
penile implantOne of a range of prostheses inserted into the penis so that men suffering from organic impotence can achieve a form of erection and enjoy sexual intercourse.
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