Biomaterials Science : An Introduction to Materials in Medicine
This work introduces those new to the field of biomaterials to a subject that has profound impact on human health and considerable economic importance. The issues addressed include the biology, the medical applications, the markets, the regulation, and ethical issues involved in biomaterials science. This spectrum of issues is a reflection of the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
- Hardback | 497 pages
- 220.5 x 284.5 x 28.4mm | 1,672.09g
- 01 Jul 1996
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Part 1 Materials science and engineering - properties of materials; classes of materials used in medicine. Part 2 Biology, biochemistry, and medicine - some background concepts; host reactions to biomaterials and their evaluations; testing biomaterials; degradation of materials in the biological environment; application of materials in medicine and dentistry; artificial organs. Part 3 Practical aspects of biomaterials - implants and devices; new products and standards.