prosthetic device

Definitions of prosthetic device
  1. noun
    corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
    synonyms: prosthesis
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    glass eye
    prosthesis consisting of an artificial eye made of glass
    implant
    a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
    obturator
    a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
    leg, peg, pegleg, wooden leg
    a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
    artificial heart
    a pump that replaces the natural heart
    artificial joint
    a metal or plastic part that is surgically implanted to replace a natural joint (possibly elbow or wrist but usually hip or knee)
    breast implant
    an implant for cosmetic purposes to replace a breast that has been surgically removed
    dental implant
    an implant that replaces a natural tooth
    heart valve
    an implant that replaces a natural cardiac valve
    IOL, interocular lens implant, lens implant
    a clear plastic lens that is implanted in the eye; usually done when the natural lens has been removed in a cataract operation
    penile implant
    an implant that creates an artificial erection
    shunt
    implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body
    type of:
    corrective, restorative
    a device for treating injury or disease
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