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Contraceptive Devices definition: Devices that diminish the likelihood of or prevent conception. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
nondrug contraceptive definition: non-pharmacological method to diminish the likelihood of or to prevent conception.
Contraceptive Device definition: A device designed to prevent conception through local or systemic effect, such as a barrier contraceptive, an intrauterine device, or a means of preventing ovulation (e.g., birth control pill).
Intrauterine Devices definition: Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus with a string extending from the device through the cervical as into the vagina. (UMDNS, 1999)
Intrauterine Device definition: A device usually made of plastic or metal, inserted into the uterus to prevent conception. IUCD can be a coil, loop, triangle, or T in shape; its material can be impregnated with a pharmaceutical agent. The primary action of all IUCDs is the induction of a foreign-body reaction within the endometrium. This sterile inflammatory process is toxic to gametes, primarily spermatozoa, and effectively prevents viable sperm from passing into the fallopian tubes. The copper-bearing device has an independent toxic effect on spermatozoa. The progestin-releasing devices produce changes in endometrial architecture and function that reduce the potential for implantation of a fertilized egg. The progestin effect on the cervical mucus also reduces the penetrability of sperm.
Intrauterine Devices definition: Contraceptive devices placed high in the uterine fundus with a string extending from the device through the cervical os into the vagina.
biomedical equipment definition: any instrument used in biomedical research or medical practice.
Medical Device definition: Any physical object that is useful for prevention, diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment of disease or other conditions.
Medical Device definition: An instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including any component, part, or accessory, which is recognized in the official National Formulary, or the United States Pharmacopeia, or any supplement to them, intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, in man or other animals, or intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals, and which does not achieve its primary intended purposes through chemical action within or on the body of man or other animals and which is not dependent upon being metabolized for the achievement of its primary intended purposes. (CFR Title 21, Chapter 9, Subchapter II, Section 321)
Orthopedic Equipment definition: Nonexpendable items used in the performance of orthopedic surgery and related therapy. They are differentiated from ORTHOTIC DEVICES, apparatus used to prevent or correct deformities in patients.
Orthotic Devices definition: Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.
Protective Devices definition: Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.
safety equipment definition: equipment specifically designed to enhance the safety of procedures, work environments, or other equipment; e.g., seat belts, air bags, radiation shields, noise mufflers, air filtering systems, etc.
Self-Help Devices definition: Devices, not affixed to the body, designed to help persons having musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disabilities to perform activities involving movement.
DEVICE, ANTI-STAMMERING definition: An antistammering device is a device that electronically generates a noise when activated or when it senses the user's speech and that is intended to prevent the user from hearing the sounds of his or her own voice. The device is used to minimize a user's involuntary hesitative or repetitive speech.
Extrication Devices definition: Powered, usually hydraulically operated tools (e.g., spreaders, saws, chisels, cutters) that are used to facilitate access to and removal of entrapped victims of automobile accidents.
Immobilizers, Cervical definition: Immobilizers designed to restrict head, neck, and cervical spine lateral and rotational motion. These devices are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, including complete integral immobilizers and devices designed for use in combination with a spinal board. Integral immobilizers include vests with head straps and small, rigid half-back boards (either fixed or movable) and halo vests. Halo vests comprise three basic parts: a vest that is fitted on the torso to support the weight of the device, a metal halo ring that is fixed around the head by metal pins, and metal rods that connect the halo to the vest. Devices designed for use with a spinal board include head immobilizers composed of foam head supports, an attachment base, and head straps and cervical collars in different shapes and sizes. Cervical immobilizers are used for emergency stabilization of injured patients and for long-term care of patients after injuries or surgery.
Radiographic Units definition: Units that include an x-ray source to irradiate the portion of the patient to be examined, and an image receptor that converts in some form of latent image the array of x-rays that were differentially attenuated within the patient. This latent image is converted, usually in another device (e.g., a film image processor), into a visible image (i.e., a radiograph) reflecting the internal structure of the irradiated patient region. The interpretation of these images by a physician contributes to a clinically useful diagnosis. Radiographic units do not include patient supports (e.g. tables) or any other additional devices for image processing or transference (e.g., computerized processors).
Collimator definition: A diaphragm or system of diaphragms made of an absorbing material, designed to define and restrict the dimensions and direction of a beam of radiation.
reusable device definition: A device that does not change ownership due to the service, i.e., a surgical instrument or tool or an endoscope. The distinction between reuseable and non-reuseable must be made in order to know whether material must be re-stocked.
Device definition: An object contrived for a specific purpose.
device definition:

A subtype of ManufacturedMaterial used in an activity, without being substantially changed through that activity. The kind of device is identified by the code attribute inherited from Entity.

Usage: This includes durable (reusable) medical equipment as well as disposable equipment.

Biomimetic Devices definition: Devices fabricated with materials from biological systems.
Optical Devices definition: Products or parts of products used to detect, manipulate, or analyze light, such as LENSES, refractors, mirrors, filters, prisms, and OPTICAL FIBERS.