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Animal Experimentation definition: The use of animals as investigational subjects.
Equipment Safety definition: Precautions recommended to prevent or reduce equipment injury.
Equipment Safety definition: Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.
Specialty Uses of Chemicals definition: Uses of chemicals in a research, industrial, or household setting. This does not include PHARMACOLOGIC ACTIONS.
DEVICE, IONTOPHORESIS, SPECIFIC USES definition: (a) Iontophoresis device intended for certain specified uses: An iontophoresis device is a device that is intended to use a direct current to introduce ions of soluble salts or other drugs into the body and induce sweating for use in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis or for other uses if the labeling of the drug intended for use with the device bears adequate directions for the device's use with that drug. When used in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, the sweat is collected and its composition and weight are determined. (b) Iontophoresis device intended for any other purposes: An iontophoresis device is a device that is intended to use a direct current to introduce ions of soluble salts or other drugs into the body for medical purposes other than those specified in paragraph (a) of this section.
Iontophoresis Units, Sweat Test definition: Electrical stimulators designed to induce sweating by the transdermal introduction of water-soluble electrolytic substances (e.g., pilocarpine) into the sweat glands using electric stimulus (iontophoresis). These stimulators typically consist of a direct-current generator and two electrodes connected to the generator by cords. After the stimulus is applied, the area where the positive electrode was located is cleaned with a sponge, and a filter pad or gauze covered with a chlorine-free, thermoplastic, self-sealing film is placed for about one hour to collect sweat. The pad is removed and weighed to determine if enough sweat was collected and sent to the clinical laboratory to analyze the chloride and/or sodium concentration. Transdermal iontophoresis sweat induction stimulators are used for diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in infants. Points-of-care analyzers combining the stimulator with the chemical analyzer are also available.
DEVICE, IONTOPHORESIS, OTHER USES definition: (a) Iontophoresis device intended for certain specified uses: An iontophoresis device is a device that is intended to use a direct current to introduce ions of soluble salts or other drugs into the body and induce sweating for use in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis or for other uses if the labeling of the drug intended for use with the device bears adequate directions for the device's use with that drug. When used in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, the sweat is collected and its composition and weight are determined. (b) Iontophoresis device intended for any other purposes: An iontophoresis device is a device that is intended to use a direct current to introduce ions of soluble salts or other drugs into the body for medical purposes other than those specified in paragraph (a) of this section.
LASER, MICROSURGICAL ARGON, FOR USES OTHER THAN OTOLOGY, INCLUDING LARYNGOLOGY & GENERAL USE IN OTOLARNGOLOGY definition: (a) A microsurgical argon laser for use in otology is a device intended to cut, destroy, or alter tissue or bone of the ear using laser light energy. (b) A microsurgical argon laser for all other uses, including use in laryngology and general use in otolaryngology, is a device that is intended to cut, destroy, or alter tissue.
MONITOR, OXYGEN, CUTANEOUS, FOR USES OTHER THAN FOR INFANT NOT UNDER GAS ANESTHESIA definition: (a) A cutaneous oxygen monitor for an infant patient who is not under gas anesthesia is a device that uses a noninvasive sensor (e.g., a Clark-type polarographic electrode) placed on the patient's skin and that is intended to monitor relative changes in the cutaneous oxygen tension in an infant patient who is not under gas anesthesia. (b) A cutaneous oxyge monitor for all other uses is a device that uses a noninvasive sensor (e.g., a Clark-type polarographic electrode) placed on the patient's skin and that is intended to monitor relative changes in the cutaneous oxygen tension in a noninfant patient or in any patient, including an infant, who is under gas anesthesia.
Chemical Actions and Uses definition: A group of pharmacologic activities, effects on living systems and the environment, and modes of employment of drugs and chemicals. They are broken into actions, which describe their effects, and uses, which describe how they are employed.
Off-Label Use definition: The practice of prescribing or using a drug outside the scope of the drug's official approved label as designated by a regulatory agency concerning the treatment of a particular disease or condition.
Therapeutic Uses definition: Uses of chemicals which affect the course of conditions, diseases, syndromes or pathology to benefit the health of an individual.
Technique_Uses_Equipment definition: Many techniques require use of specific artifacts or pieces of equipment. The domain and range for this role are Technique_Kind and Equipment_Kind, respectively.
Compassionate Use definition: Treatment of seriously ill using unapproved techniques, devices, and substances.