The Williams dictionary of biomaterials [E-Book] / compiled by D.F. Williams.
Williams, D. F., (author)
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1999
1 online resource (xvii, 343 pages)
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There has been a rapid expansion of activity in the field of biomaterials and related medical devices, both in scientific terms and in clinical and commercial applications. The author of this book has been influential in setting the standard for the accurate definition of some of the terms used, and in particular his definition of biocompatibility, agreed at a 1987 conference, has been accepted around the world. The book presents definitions and explanations of 6000 terms used not only in the fields of biomaterials and medical devices, but also in materials science, biological sciences, and clinical medicine and surgery.