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Devices

   Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.

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Equipment
Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.

Diagnostic
Pertaining to a diagnosis; usually refers to a characteristic or criteria which is critical for a specific diagnosis.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Deviant
Not in conformity with what is considered ideal, standard, or normal, according to a given criterion standard that may itself be deviantly radical, conventional, despotic, or arbitrary.

Deviation of the nasal septum
Failure of the nasal septum to be in the center where it is supposed to be. (The nasal septum is the wall inside the nose that runs down the middle dividing it into two sides.)

Deviation, Epistatic
A form of gene interaction whereby one gene interferes with the phenotypic expression of another nonallelic gene or genes. Genes whose expression is altered by nonallelic genes are said to be ""hypostatic"" or to exhibit ""hypostasis"".

Deviation, Interaction
A form of gene interaction whereby one gene interferes with the phenotypic expression of another nonallelic gene or genes. Genes whose expression is altered by nonallelic genes are said to be ""hypostatic"" or to exhibit ""hypostasis"".

Deviation, Sex
Disorders that include recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving nonhuman objects, suffering of oneself or partners, or children or other nonconsenting partners. (from DSM-IV, 1994)

Deviation, Skew
Disorders that feature impairment of eye movements as a primary manifestation of disease. These conditions may be divided into infranuclear, nuclear, and supranuclear disorders. Diseases of the eye muscles or oculomotor cranial nerves (III, IV, and VI) are considered infranuclear. Nuclear disorders are caused by disease of the oculomotor, trochlear, or abducens nuclei in the BRAIN STEM. Supranuclear disorders are produced by dysfunction of higher order sensory and motor systems that control eye movements, including neural networks in the CEREBRAL CORTEX; BASAL GANGLIA; CEREBELLUM; and BRAIN STEM. Ocular torticollis refers to a head tilt that is caused by an ocular misalignment. Opsoclonus refers to rapid, conjugate oscillations of the eyes in multiple directions, which may occur as a parainfectious or paraneoplastic condition (e.g., OPSOCLONUS-MYOCLONUS SYNDROME). (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p240)

Deviations, Epistatic
A form of gene interaction whereby one gene interferes with the phenotypic expression of another nonallelic gene or genes. Genes whose expression is altered by nonallelic genes are said to be ""hypostatic"" or to exhibit ""hypostasis"".

Deviations, Interaction
A form of gene interaction whereby one gene interferes with the phenotypic expression of another nonallelic gene or genes. Genes whose expression is altered by nonallelic genes are said to be ""hypostatic"" or to exhibit ""hypostasis"".

Deviations, Sex
Disorders that include recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving nonhuman objects, suffering of oneself or partners, or children or other nonconsenting partners. (from DSM-IV, 1994)

Deviations, Skew
Disorders that feature impairment of eye movements as a primary manifestation of disease. These conditions may be divided into infranuclear, nuclear, and supranuclear disorders. Diseases of the eye muscles or oculomotor cranial nerves (III, IV, and VI) are considered infranuclear. Nuclear disorders are caused by disease of the oculomotor, trochlear, or abducens nuclei in the BRAIN STEM. Supranuclear disorders are produced by dysfunction of higher order sensory and motor systems that control eye movements, including neural networks in the CEREBRAL CORTEX; BASAL GANGLIA; CEREBELLUM; and BRAIN STEM. Ocular torticollis refers to a head tilt that is caused by an ocular misalignment. Opsoclonus refers to rapid, conjugate oscillations of the eyes in multiple directions, which may occur as a parainfectious or paraneoplastic condition (e.g., OPSOCLONUS-MYOCLONUS SYNDROME). (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p240)

Devic Disease
A syndrome characterized by acute OPTIC NEURITIS in combination with acute MYELITIS, TRANSVERSE. Demyelinating and/or necrotizing lesions form in one or both optic nerves and in the spinal cord. The onset of optic neuritis and myelitis may be simultaneous or separated by several months. (J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1996 Apr;60(4):382-387)

Devic Syndrome
A syndrome characterized by acute OPTIC NEURITIS in combination with acute MYELITIS, TRANSVERSE. Demyelinating and/or necrotizing lesions form in one or both optic nerves and in the spinal cord. The onset of optic neuritis and myelitis may be simultaneous or separated by several months. (J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1996 Apr;60(4):382-387)

Device
Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.

Device Approval
Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.

Device Approval Process
Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.

Device Approval Processes
Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.

Device Approval, New
Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.

Device Approvals
Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.

Device Approvals, New
Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.

Device Expulsion, Intrauterine
Spontaneous loss of intrauterine devices from the uterus.

Device Expulsions, Intrauterine
Spontaneous loss of intrauterine devices from the uterus.

Device Failure
Failure of equipment to perform up to standards. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.

Device Failure, Medical
Failure of equipment to perform up to standards. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.

Device Failures
Failure of equipment to perform up to standards. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.

Device Failures, Medical
Failure of equipment to perform up to standards. The failure may be due to defects or improper use.

Device Migration, Intrauterine
Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus with a string extending from the device through the cervical as into the vagina. (UMDNS, 1999)

Device Migrations, Intrauterine
Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus with a string extending from the device through the cervical as into the vagina. (UMDNS, 1999)

Device Removal
Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.

Device Removals
Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.

Device Safety
Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.

Device Safety, Medical
Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.

Device, assistive
Any device that is designed, made, and/or adapted to assist a person to perform a particular task. For examples, canes, crutches, walkers, wheel chairs, and shower chairs are all assistive devices. Device, intrauterine contraceptive (IUD): A device inserted into the uterus (womb) to prevent conception (pregnancy). The IUD can be a coil, loop, triangle, or T in shape made of plastic or metal

Device, Assistive
Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.

Device, Computer Peripheral
Various units or machines that operate in combination or in conjunction with a computer but are not physically part of it. Peripheral devices typically display computer data, store data from the computer and return the data to the computer on demand, prepare data for human use, or acquire data from a source and convert it to a form usable by a computer. (Computer Dictionary, 4th ed.)

Device, Computer Storage
Devices capable of receiving data, retaining data for an indefinite or finite period of time, and supplying data upon demand.

Device, Contraceptive
Devices that diminish the likelihood of or prevent conception. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Device, Copper Intrauterine
Intrauterine contraceptive devices that depend on the release of metallic copper.

Device, Ear Protective
Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.

Device, External Fixation
External devices which hold wires or pins that are placed through one or both cortices of bone in order to hold the position of a fracture in proper alignment. These devices allow easy access to wounds, adjustment during the course of healing, and more functional use of the limbs involved.

Device, Eye Protective
Personal devices for protection of the eyes from impact, flying objects, glare, liquids, or injurious radiation.

Device, Female Contraceptive
Contraceptive devices used by females.

Device, Head Protective
Personal devices for protection of heads from impact, penetration from falling and flying objects, and from limited electric shock and burn.

Device, Hearing Protective
Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.

Device, Heart-Assist
Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the left ventricle, to pump blood; they consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.

Device, Hormone-Releasing Intrauterine
Intrauterine devices that release contraceptive agents.

Device, Inhalation
Devices that cause a liquid or solid to be converted into an aerosol (spray) or a vapor. It is used in drug administration by inhalation, humidification of ambient air, and in certain analytical instruments.

Device, Internal Fixation
Internal devices used in osteosynthesis to hold the position of the fracture in proper alignment. By applying the principles of biomedical engineering, the surgeon uses metal plates, nails, rods, etc., for the correction of skeletal defects.

Device, Intrauterine
Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus with a string extending from the device through the cervical as into the vagina. (UMDNS, 1999)

Device, Intrauterine Contraceptive
Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus with a string extending from the device through the cervical as into the vagina. (UMDNS, 1999)

Device, Male Contraceptive
Contraceptive devices used by males.

Device, Mass Storage
Devices capable of receiving data, retaining data for an indefinite or finite period of time, and supplying data upon demand.

Device, Medical
Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.

Device, Medicated Intrauterine
Intrauterine devices that release contraceptive agents.

Device, Optical Storage
A computer disk read by a laser beam, containing data prerecorded by a vendor. The buyer cannot enter or modify data in any way but the advantages lie in the speed of accessibility, relative immunity to damage, and relatively low cost of purchase.

Device, Orthopedic Fixation
Devices which are used in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and diseases.

Device, Orthotic
Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.

Device, Progesterone-Releasing Intrauterine
Intrauterine devices that release contraceptive agents.

Device, Protective
Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.

Device, Respiratory Protective
Respirators to protect individuals from breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors.

Device, Safety
Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.

Device, Self-Help
Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.

Device, Vascular-Assist
Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the left ventricle, to pump blood; they consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.

Device, Ventricle-Assist
Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the left ventricle, to pump blood; they consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.

Devices, Assistive
Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.

Devices, Computer Peripheral
Various units or machines that operate in combination or in conjunction with a computer but are not physically part of it. Peripheral devices typically display computer data, store data from the computer and return the data to the computer on demand, prepare data for human use, or acquire data from a source and convert it to a form usable by a computer. (Computer Dictionary, 4th ed.)

Devices, Computer Storage
Devices capable of receiving data, retaining data for an indefinite or finite period of time, and supplying data upon demand.

Devices, Contraceptive
Devices that diminish the likelihood of or prevent conception. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Devices, Copper Intrauterine
Intrauterine contraceptive devices that depend on the release of metallic copper.

Devices, Ear Protective
Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.

Devices, External Fixation
External devices which hold wires or pins that are placed through one or both cortices of bone in order to hold the position of a fracture in proper alignment. These devices allow easy access to wounds, adjustment during the course of healing, and more functional use of the limbs involved.

Devices, Eye Protective
Personal devices for protection of the eyes from impact, flying objects, glare, liquids, or injurious radiation.

Devices, Female Contraceptive
Contraceptive devices used by females.

Devices, Head Protective
Personal devices for protection of heads from impact, penetration from falling and flying objects, and from limited electric shock and burn.

Devices, Hearing Protective
Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.

Devices, Heart-Assist
Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the left ventricle, to pump blood; they consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.

Devices, Hormone-Releasing Intrauterine
Intrauterine devices that release contraceptive agents.

Devices, Inhalation
Devices that cause a liquid or solid to be converted into an aerosol (spray) or a vapor. It is used in drug administration by inhalation, humidification of ambient air, and in certain analytical instruments.

Devices, Internal Fixation
Internal devices used in osteosynthesis to hold the position of the fracture in proper alignment. By applying the principles of biomedical engineering, the surgeon uses metal plates, nails, rods, etc., for the correction of skeletal defects.

Devices, Intrauterine
Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus with a string extending from the device through the cervical as into the vagina. (UMDNS, 1999)

Devices, Intrauterine Contraceptive
Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus with a string extending from the device through the cervical as into the vagina. (UMDNS, 1999)

Devices, Male Contraceptive
Contraceptive devices used by males.

Devices, Mass Storage
Devices capable of receiving data, retaining data for an indefinite or finite period of time, and supplying data upon demand.

Devices, Medical
Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.

Devices, Medicated Intrauterine
Intrauterine devices that release contraceptive agents.

Devices, Optical Storage
A computer disk read by a laser beam, containing data prerecorded by a vendor. The buyer cannot enter or modify data in any way but the advantages lie in the speed of accessibility, relative immunity to damage, and relatively low cost of purchase.

Devices, Orthopedic Fixation
Devices which are used in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and diseases.

Devices, Orthotic
Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.

Devices, Progesterone-Releasing Intrauterine
Intrauterine devices that release contraceptive agents.

Devices, Protective
Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.

Devices, Respiratory Protective
Respirators to protect individuals from breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors.

Devices, Safety
Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.

Devices, Self-Help
Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.

Devices, Vascular-Assist
Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the left ventricle, to pump blood; they consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.

Devices, Ventricle-Assist
Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the left ventricle, to pump blood; they consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.

Devics Disease
A syndrome characterized by acute OPTIC NEURITIS in combination with acute MYELITIS, TRANSVERSE. Demyelinating and/or necrotizing lesions form in one or both optic nerves and in the spinal cord. The onset of optic neuritis and myelitis may be simultaneous or separated by several months. (J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1996 Apr;60(4):382-387)

Devics Syndrome
A syndrome characterized by acute OPTIC NEURITIS in combination with acute MYELITIS, TRANSVERSE. Demyelinating and/or necrotizing lesions form in one or both optic nerves and in the spinal cord. The onset of optic neuritis and myelitis may be simultaneous or separated by several months. (J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1996 Apr;60(4):382-387)

Devincan
A major alkaloid of Vinca minor L., Apocynaceae. It has been used therapeutically as a vasodilator and antihypertensive agent, particularly in cerebrovascular disorders.

Devitalization, Dental Pulp
The destruction of the vitality of the pulp of the tooth. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p243)

Devitalized Teeth
A tooth from which the dental pulp has been removed or is necrotic. (Boucher, Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)

Devitalized Tooth
A tooth from which the dental pulp has been removed or is necrotic. (Boucher, Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)



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Devices, Copper Intrauterine
Intrauterine contraceptive devices that depend on the release of metallic copper.

Devices, Contraceptive
Devices that diminish the likelihood of or prevent conception. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Devices, Computer Storage
Devices capable of receiving data, retaining data for an indefinite or finite period of time, and supplying data upon demand.

Devices, Computer Peripheral
Various units or machines that operate in combination or in conjunction with a computer but are not physically part of it. Peripheral devices typically display computer data, store data from the computer and return the data to the computer on demand, prepare data for human use, or acquire data from a source and convert it to a form usable by a computer. (Computer Dictionary, 4th ed.)

Devices, Assistive
Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.

Devices

Device, Ventricle-Assist
Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the left ventricle, to pump blood; they consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.

Device, Vascular-Assist
Small pumps, often implantable, designed for temporarily assisting the heart, usually the left ventricle, to pump blood; they consist of a pumping chamber and a power source, which may be partially or totally external to the body and activated by electromagnetic motors; the devices are used after myocardial infarction or to wean the repaired heart from the heart-lung machine after open-heart surgery.

Device, Self-Help
Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.

Devices, Orthotic
Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.

Devices, Progesterone-Releasing Intrauterine
Intrauterine devices that release contraceptive agents.

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