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Dental Instruments definition: Hand-held tools or implements especially used by dental professionals for the performance of clinical tasks.
Equipment and Supplies definition: Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.
Surgical Instruments definition: Hand-held tools or implements used by health professionals for the performance of surgical tasks.
Survey definition: A document used in a method of data collection that involves interviewing (or giving questionnaires to) a representative and often large group of people.
ANOMALOSCOPE definition: An anomaloscope is an AC-powered device intended to test for anomalies of color vision by displaying mixed spectral lines to be matched by the patient.
Analyzers, Laboratory, Microbiology, Urine Bacteriuria definition: Laboratory urine analyzers used to detect bacteria and estimate their concentration in urine specimens. Most bacteriuria detection analyzers use a luminometer to measure light emitted in certain biochemical reactions. As the quantity of light is proportional to the amount of bacteria in the sample, the luminometer reading indicates the concentration of bacteria. The results are usually expressed in relative light units (RLU). These analyzers provide rapid screening for bacteria before performing lengthy and expensive culturing procedures. Urine bacteriuria analyzers are used to assess the presence of disease in the kidneys, the urinary bladder, or the urinary tract, which is one of the most common type of infections.
EXOPHTHALMOMETER definition: An exophthalmometer is a device, such as a ruler, gauge, or caliper, intended to measure the degree of exophthalmos (abnormal protrusion of the eyeball).
INSTRUMENT, MICROSURGICAL definition: A microsurgical instrument is a nonpowered surgical instrument used in neurological microsurgery procedures.
Prosthesis Implantation Instruments, Dental definition: Instruments used for the intraosseous implantation of dental prostheses. These devices are used to insert endosseous implants or to attach abutment components to implants. Typical dental prosthesis implantation instruments include bone drill bits, bone depth gauges, machine abutment tighteners, machine screwdrivers, machine-counter torque devices, and manual-counter torque devices.
Instrumentation definition: Any object, or item of electrical or electronic equipment, which is designed to carry out a specific function or set of functions.
GAS CHROMATOGRAPH, ALCOHOL (DEDICATED INSTRUMENTS) definition: An alcohol test system is a device intented to measure alcohol (e.g., ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, etc.) in human body fluids (e.g., serum, whole blood, and urine). Measurements obtained by this device are used in the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol intoxication and poisoning.
FLUOROMETER, LEAD (DEDICATED INSTRUMENTS) definition: A lead test system is a device intended to measure lead, a heavy metal, in blood and urine. Measurements obtained by this device are used in the diagnosis and treatment of lead poisoning.
INSTRUMENTS, SURGICAL, CARDIOVASCULAR definition: Cardiovascular surgical instruments are surgical instruments that have special features for use in cardiovascular surgery. These devices include, e.g., forceps, retractors, and scissors.
PIN, RETENTIVE AND SPLINTING, AND ACCESSORY INSTRUMENTS definition: A retentive and splinting pin is a device made of austenitic alloys or alloys containing 75 percent or greater gold and metals of the platinum group intended to be placed permanently in a tooth to provide retention and stabilization for a restoration, such as a crown, or to join two or more teeth together.
TRAY, BIOPSY, WITHOUT BIOPSY INSTRUMENTS definition: A manual gastroenterology-urology surgical instrument and accessories is a device designed to be used for gastroenterological and urological surgical procedures. The device may be nonpowered, hand-held, or hand-manipulated. Manual gastroenterology-urology surgical instruments include the biopsy forceps cover, biopsy tray without biopsy instruments, line clamp, nonpowered rectal probe, nonelectrical clamp, colostomy spur-crushers, locking device for intestinal clamp, needle holder, gastro-urology hook, gastro-urology probe and director, nonself-retaining retractor, laparotomy rings, nonelectrical snare, rectal specula, bladder neck spreader, self-retaining retractor, and scoop.
INSTRUMENT, BIOPSY definition: A gastroenterology-urology biopsy instrument is a device used to remove, by cutting or aspiration, a specimen of tissue for microscopic examination. This generic type of device includes the biopsy punch, gastrointestinal mechanical biopsy instrument, suction biopsy instrument, gastro-urology biopsy needle and needle set, and nonelectric biopsy forceps. This section does not apply to biopsy instruments that have specialized uses in other medical specialty areas and that are covered by classification regulations in other parts of the device classification regulations.
Dental Air Abrasion Units definition: Dental units designed to cut tooth structure or remove deposits from teeth by applying abrasive microparticles (e.g., aluminum oxide) by air blast, acting like a sandblaster. These instruments consist of a built-in air compressor, pressure controllers, and handpieces that typically use interchangeable nozzles; several nozzle angles (e.g., 45, 90) are typically available. Most units also include filtering modules for particle and gas evacuation (e.g., aluminum oxide particles, waste odors). Some dental procedures can be performed with less noise, heat, and vibration than when using drills, causing less trauma and often eliminating the need for anesthetics. Dental air abrasion units are used for cavity preparation; to remove amalgam and composite materials; for tooth surface (enamel) treatment either, for removal of residue or for preparing the surface for bonding of orthodontic appliances; in cosmetic dentistry; and in other dental procedures.
CDC Methods/Instruments Codes definition: Public Health Practice Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA, 30421. Also available via FTP: ftp.cdc.gov/pub/laboratory _info/CLIA and Gopher: gopher.cdc.gov:70/11/laboratory_info/CLIA