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Author Nair, Prabha D. ♦ Mohanty, M. ♦ Rathinam, K. ♦ Jayabalan, M. ♦ Krishnamurthy, V. N.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Biomaterials
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Immune System Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences
Subject Keyword Biocompatibility
Abstract Interpenetrating polymer networks of polyurethane and vinyl monomers such as polyacrylamide, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate) and poly(methyl methacrylate) were implanted intramuscularly in rabbits. Attempts were made to correlate the morphological aspects of the interpenetrating polymer networks to their histological response. A relatively increased hydrophillicity of hydrophobicity of the interpenetrating polymer networks as in the case of polyurethane-polyvinyl pyrrolidone and polyurethane-poly(methyl methacrylate) interpenetrating polymer networks, respectively, could elicit an inert response whilst degradation of materials promoted reactivity.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal BIOMATERIALS
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 8
Page Count 6
Starting Page 537
Ending Page 542