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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.
Sequence of treatment with osseointegrated dental implants. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.
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.

pe·nile im·plant

a rigid, flexible, or inflatable device surgically placed in the corpora cavernosa to produce an erection.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
An FDA Class 3 medical device composed of silicone polymers designed to allow a penile erection
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 implant

One 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Like the other actions, the suit identifies a class consisting of all men who had penile implants installed in their bodies.
After 1976, new Class III medical products like penile implants could be approved by one of two methods: formal premarket approval - "which is very expensive and time-consuming and which no company wants to do," Saul said - or premarket notification.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global penile implants market for 2016-2020.
and for a year following the visit received unsolicited mailings from manufacturers pushing everything from vitamins to penile implants. The man told her he wouldn't have sought treatment in the first place if he had known it would mean his records would become semipublic.
"Penile implants. There is no device more fraught with complications than penile implants!" Ormsby said adamantly.
With the development of less invasive, non-surgical approaches, penile implants typically should be considered only as a last resort.
NEW YORK: An unfaithful New York woman is facing a stiff penalty for using her husband's insurance to buy inflatable penile implants for her boyfriend.
NORTH ESSEX: Sterilisation reversal, circumcisions, penile implants and cosmetic surgery stopped.
LABOUR'S Gordon Prentice asked Health Minister John Horam what are "the health effects on men of silicone leakage from penile implants?"