Biomedical and Dental Applications of Polymers

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 11, 2013 - Science - 492 pages
The development and use of medical and dental materials are highly interdisciplinary endeavors which require expertise in chemistry, materials science, medicine and/or dentistry, mechanics and design engineering. The Symposium upon which this treatise is based was organized to bring members from these communities together to explore problems of mutual interest. The biomaterials which are used in medical or dental prostheses must not only exhibit structural stability and provide the desired function, but they must also perform over extended periods of time in the environment of the body. The latter is a very stringent requirement. The oral and other physiological environments are designed by nature to break down many organic substances. Also of importance is the requirement that materials used in the prosthesis not have a deleterious effect on body tissues. Most foreign (to the body) substances are somewhat toxic to human tissues; in fact, few factors are more limiting in the medical prosthesis field than the biocompatibility problem. Some of these problems and the attempts to solve them are discussed in this volume.
 

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Contents

SECTION
2
Selected Examples of Pathologic Processes Associated
11
The Status of olefinso Copolymers as Biomaterials
23
Biomedical Applications of Poly AmidoAmines
39
Covalent Bonding of Collagen and Acrylic Polymers
59
Glow Discharge Polymer Coated Oxygen Sensors
85
Progress and Problems in BloodCompatible Polymers
99
Biolized Material for Cardiac Prosthesis
111
Esterolytic Action of WaterSoluble Imidazole
257
Hydrolytic Degradation of Poly DLLactide
279
Applications of Polymers in RateControlled
293
SECTION IV
315
Polymer Developments in Organic Dental Materials
337
Limiting Hardness of PolymerCeramic Composites 34 7
346
New Monomers for Use in Dentistry
357
The Synthesis of Fluorinated Acrylics Via Fluoro
373

Plastic Materials Used for Fabrication of Blood Pumps
119
Potential Blood Compatible Linings
143
Elastomeric Vascular Prostheses
163
Morphology of Block Copolyurethanes II FTIR and ESCA
173
SECTION III
189
Effects of Polyvinyl Analogs of Nucleic
203
Organometallic Polymers as Drugs and Drug
215
Polythiosemicarbazides as Antimicrobial Polymers
227
The Biochemical Properties of CarrierBound
241
The Dental Plastics in the Future of Fixed Prosthodontics
387
InitiatorAccelerator Systems for Acrylic Resins
395
The Application of Photochemistry to Dental Materials e
411
Ionic Polymer Gels in Dentistry
419
Adsorption and Ionic Crosslinking of Polyelectrolytes
427
Effects of Microstructure on Compressive Fatigue
441
Wear of Dental Restorative Resins
453
List of Contributors 483
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