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    • Medical equipment

    • Medical equipment (also known as armamentarium) is designed to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of medical conditions. There are several basic types: A biomedical equipment technician (BMET) is a vital component of the healthcare delivery system. Employed primarily by hospitals, BMETs are the people ... Read »


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    • Abductor wedge

    • An abductor wedge is designed to separate the legs of a patient. It is often used after hip surgery to prevent the new hip from "popping out". It can also be used to support the legs of an individual with spinal cord injury or severe physical or neurological disabilities in abduction (legs apart position) while seated ... Read »


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    • AccuVein

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      AccuVein is a privately held company that develops products that aid in the visualization of peripheral vasculature. It is headquartered in Cold Spring Harbor, New York and its sales offices are in Kansas City, Missouri. AccuVein's first product was the AV300 a hand held device that is shined on the body of a pati ... Read »


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    • Advanced airway

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    • Air ioniser

    • An air ioniser (or negative ion generator or "Chizhevsky's chandelier") is a device that uses high voltage to ionise (electrically charge) air molecules. Negative ions, or anions, are particles with one or more extra electrons, conferring a net negative charge to the particle. Cations are positive ions missing one or m ... Read »


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    • Air purifier

    • An air purifier or air cleaner is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room. These devices are commonly marketed as being beneficial to allergy sufferers and asthmatics, and at reducing or eliminating second-hand tobacco smoke. The commercially graded air purifiers are manufactured as either small stan ... Read »


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    • Airtraq

    • Airtraq is a fibreoptic intubation device used for indirect (video or optic assisted) tracheal intubation in difficult airway situations. It is designed to enable a view of the glottic opening without aligning the oral with the pharyngeal, and laryngeal axes as an advantage over direct endotracheal intubation and allow ... Read »


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    • Analytical nebulizer

    • The general term nebulizer refers to an apparatus that converts liquids into a fine mist. Nozzles also convert liquids into a fine mist, but do so by pressure through small holes. Nebulizers generally use gas flows to deliver the mist. The most common form of nebulizers are medical appliances such as asthma inhalers or ... Read »


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    • Anemostat

    • An anemostat is a device used to regulate airflow and pressure in a room or system requiring complex airflow patterns. Anemostat is the trademark name of the Anemostat company, however, the company name has become synonymous with the device. The word is a combination of anemometer and thermostat. Anemostats are used in ... Read »


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    • Anesthesia cart

    • Anesthesia carts are hospital devices used to store tools that are necessary for aid during procedures that require administration of anesthesia. Anesthesia refers to the use of drugs to subdue a patient's mind and prevent him or her from feeling any pain during a surgical operation. It is very important for anesthesia ... Read »


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    • Arctic Sun medical device

    • The Arctic Sun Temperature Management System is a non-invasive targeted temperature management system, a medical device used to modulate patient temperature with precision by circulating chilled water in pads directly adhered to the patient's skin. Using varying water temperatures and a sophisticated computer algorithm ... Read »


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    • Argus retinal prosthesis

    • Argus retinal prosthesis, also known as a bionic eye, is an electronic retinal implant manufactured by the American company Second Sight Medical Products. It is used as a visual prosthesis to improve the vision of people with severe cases of retinitis pigmentosa. The Argus II version of the system was approved for mark ... Read »


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    • Aspirator (medical device)

    • A medical aspirator is a small suction machine used to remove mucus and other bodily fluids from a patient. These machines are often designed to be portable for use in ambulances and nursing homes, and can run on AC/DC or battery power. In the past manually operated aspirators were used such as Potain's aspirator. ... Read »


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    • Asthma spacer

    • An asthma spacer is an add-on device used to increase the ease of administering aerosolized medication from a metered-dose inhaler (MDI). The spacer adds space in the form of a tube or “chamber” between the canister of medication and the patient’s mouth, allowing the patient to inhale the medication by b ... Read »


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    • ATNAA

    • An ATNAA (Antidote Treatment Nerve agent autoinjector) is any of a variety of autoinjectors in use with the US Armed Forces. An autoinjector (or auto-injector) is a medical device designed to deliver a single dose of a particular (typically life-saving) drug. Most autoinjectors are spring-loaded syringes. By design, a ... Read »


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    • AutoAnalyzer

    • The AutoAnalyzer is an automated analyzer using a flow technique called continuous flow analysis (CFA), first made by the Technicon Corporation. The instrument was invented 1957 by Leonard Skeggs, PhD and commercialized by Jack Whitehead's Technicon Corporation. The first applications were for clinical analysis, but me ... Read »


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    • Autoinjector

    • An autoinjector (or auto-injector) is a medical device designed to deliver a dose of a particular drug. Most autoinjectors are spring-loaded syringes. By design, autoinjectors are easy to use and are intended for self-administration by patients, or administration by untrained personnel. The site of injection depends o ... Read »


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    • Automated ECG interpretation

    • Automated ECG interpretation is the use of artificial intelligence and pattern recognition software and knowledge bases to carry out automatically the interpretation, test reporting, and computer-aided diagnosis of electrocardiogram tracings obtained usually from a patient. The first automated ECG programs were de ... Read »


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    • Automated tissue image analysis

    • Automated tissue image analysis is a process by which computer-controlled automatic test equipment is used to evaluate tissue samples, using computations to derive quantitative measurements from an image to avoid subjective errors. In a typical application, automated tissue image analysis could be used to measure the ... Read »


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    • Bair Hugger

    • The Bair Hugger system is a convective temperature management system often utilized within a hospital or surgery center to maintain a patient's core body temperature. The Bair Hugger system consists of a reusable warming unit and a single-use disposable warming blankets for use before, during and after surgery. This me ... Read »


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    • Bakri balloon

    • The Bakri® Balloon is a medical device invented by Dr. Younes Bakri. The obstetrical balloon is a 24 French, 54 cm-long, silicone catheter with a filling capacity of 500 mL. The device is used for the temporary control and reduction of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). According to the World Health Organization, aroun ... Read »


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    • Bedpan

    • A bedpan or bed pan is a receptacle used for the toileting of a bedridden patient in a health care facility, and is usually made of metal, glass, ceramic, or plastic. A bedpan can be used for both urinary and fecal discharge. Many diseases can confine a patient to bed, necessitating the use of bedpans, including Alzhei ... Read »


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    • Beltri

    • The BELTRI, or "Balance Elevator-Lift for Tractioning Recumbent Individuals" is an apparatus designed for the mobilization of bedridden patients. It consists of a metallic structure with pulleys and ropes, that uses a counterbalance to lift the weight of a patient without difficulty. It was first introduced in Austria ... Read »


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    • Biliblanket

    • A biliblanket is a portable phototherapy device for the treatment of neonatal jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia). BiliBlanket is a trademark of General Electric's Datex-Ohmeda subsidiary, but its name has become the generic, colloquial term for a range of similar products and the term used in the medical professions. The na ... Read »


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    • Bioartificial liver device

    • The first bioartificial liver device was developed by Dr. Kenneth Matsumara and was named an invention of the year by Time magazine in 2001. Liver cells obtained from an animal were used instead of developing a piece of equipment for each function of the liver. The structure and function of the first device resembl ... Read »


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    • Biophone

    • The Biophone was a combination voice and telemetry radio communications system used in the 1970s and '80s by paramedics to talk to the physicians supervising them from a hospital base station. The key difference between this unit and another two-way radio was that it had the ability to transmit a patient's electrocardi ... Read »


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    • Bioptome

    • A bioptome is a small pincer-shaped cutting/grasping instrument used in medicine for taking biopsy specimens. It can either be built into or threaded through a vascular catheter or endotracheal tube that delivers the bioptome directly to the desired site of tissue sample (in this case, probably the inner walls of the h ... Read »


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    • Birthing chair

    • A birthing chair, also known as a birth chair, is a device that is shaped to assist a person in the physiological upright posture during childbirth. The birthing chair is intended to provide balance and support to mothers giving birth. The early birthing chairs varied between having three or four legs, though three le ... Read »


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    • Blind insertion airway device

    • A blind insertion airway device (BIAD or blind insertion device) is a medical device used for airway management, that ensures an open pathway between a patient’s lungs and the outside world, as well as reducing the risk of aspiration, which can be placed without visualization of the glottis. Blind insertion airway ... Read »


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    • Bodok seal

    • The Bodok seal is a specialised washer that ensures a gas-tight seal between the cylinder yoke or regulator of an anaesthetic machine or any medical device requiring a gas supply, and a gas cylinder. It was introduced along with the pin index safety system during the 1950s. Attachment and detachment of a gas cylinder ... Read »


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    • BodyKom

    • BodyKom is a mobile heart monitoring service that enable care personnel to receive the ECG of heart patients via the mobile network. The patients can be mobile and perform their everyday activities yet remain under observation. The caregiver receives diagnosis data immediately when the patient’s heart starts actin ... Read »


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    • Boot (medical)

    • A boot is a medical device worn during treatment and recovery of a variety of foot injuries. Along with orthopedic casts, leg braces, splints and orthotics, it is a form of immobilizing and weight bearing for injuries to the foot area. ... Read »


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    • Brivant

    • Brivant Ltd is an Irish medical device company, specialising in the design and manufacture of percutaneous medical instruments. Brivant supplies CE marked and U.S. Food and Drug Administration registered medical devices to the customer ready for clinical use. Brivant Ltd. was started in 2001 by experienced personnel f ... Read »


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    • Bronchial blocker

    • An bronchial blocker (also called endobronchial blocker) is a device which can be inserted down a tracheal tube after tracheal intubation so as to block off the right or left main bronchus of the lungs in order to be able to achieve a controlled one sided ventilation of the lungs in thoracic surgery. The lung tissue di ... Read »


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    • Bronchitis kettle

    • The bronchitis kettle, typified by a long spout, was used in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to moisten the air for a sufferer of bronchitis, and was considered to make it easier to breathe for the patient. Sometimes menthol was added to the water to relieve congestion. The water was boiled on the fireplace in t ... Read »


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    • Bubble oxygenator

    • A bubble oxygenator is an early implementation of the oxygenator used for cardiopulmonary bypass. It has since been supplanted by the membrane oxygenator as a result of advances in material science. Some continue to promote it as a low-cost alternative allowing greater self-sufficiency. Open-heart surgery developed ra ... Read »


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    • Bubble sensor

    • Bubble senors are used to detect the presence of bubbles in fluid filled tubes. They play a vital role in many fields, including medical technology, process control, pharmaceuticals, and the petroleum industry. The most common type of sensors used are ultrasonic or capacitor based. Ultrasonic sensors use two techn ... Read »


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    • Burn recovery bed

    • A burn recovery bed or burn bed is a special type of bed designed for hospital patients who have suffered severe skin burns across large portions of their body. Generally, concentrated pressure on any one spot of the damaged skin can be extremely painful to the patient, so the primary function of a burn bed is to dist ... Read »


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    • Cannula

    • A cannula (from Latin "little reed"; plural cannulae or cannulas) is a tube that can be inserted into the body, often for the delivery or removal of fluid or for the gathering of data. In simple terms, a cannula can surround the inner or outer surfaces of a trocar needle thus extending the effective needle length by at ... Read »


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    • Cardiopulmonary bypass

    • Cardiopulmonary bypass

      Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a technique that temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery, maintaining the circulation of blood and the oxygen content of the patient's body. The CPB pump itself is often referred to as a heart–lung machine or "the pump". Cardiopulmonary bypass pumps ... Read »


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    • Carpuject

    • The carpuject is a syringe device for the administration of injectable fluid medication. It was patented by the Sterling Drug Company, which became the Sterling Winthrop, after World War II. It is designed with a luer-lock device to accept a sterile hypodermic needle or to be linked directly to intravenous tubing line. ... Read »


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    • Caustic pencil

    • A caustic pencil (or silver nitrate stick) is a device for applying topical medication containing silver nitrate and potassium nitrate, used to chemically cauterize skin, providing hemostasis or permanently destroying unwanted tissue such as a wart, skin tag, aphthous ulcers, or over-production of granulation tissue. T ... Read »


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    • Cerebral shunt

    • Cerebral shunt

      Cerebral shunts are commonly used to treat hydrocephalus, the swelling of the brain due to excess buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). If left unchecked, the cerebrospinal fluid can build up leading to an increase in intracranial pressure (ICP) which can lead to intracranial hematoma, cerebral edema, crushed brain tis ... Read »


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    • Charcot Shower

    • The Charko douche (or Charko, or Scharko, Sharko, Skharko or Å arko shower) is a French-designed device widely used in the practice of medicine in the former Soviet Union. The Sharko Shower projects water under high pressure from a shower-like device for an extra-strong massage over the patient's entire body. The de ... Read »


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    • Compression garment

    • Compression garments are pieces of clothing, such as socks, pantyhose, sleeves, etc., that provide support that is especially useful for people who have to stand for long periods, or people with poor circulation. The garments can come in varying degrees of compression. Higher degree sleeves, such as sleeves that provid ... Read »


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    • Contrast-enhanced ultrasound

    • Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is the application of ultrasound contrast medium to traditional medical sonography. Ultrasound contrast agents rely on the different ways in which sound waves are reflected from interfaces between substances. This may be the surface of a small air bubble or a more complex structure. ... Read »


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    • ConvaTec

    • ConvaTec

      ConvaTec Group plc is an international medical products and technologies company, offering products and services in the areas of wound and skin care, ostomy care, continence and critical care and infusion devices. It is listed on the and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. The company was established as a div ... Read »


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    • Cooling vest

    • A cooling vest is a piece of specially made clothing designed to lower or stabilize body temperature and make exposure to warm climates or environments more bearable. Cooling vests are used by many athletes, construction workers, and welders, as well as individuals suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Hypohidrotic Ectode ... Read »


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    • Council of Europe Convention on the Counterfeiting of Medical Products

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      The Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (or MEDICRIME convention) is a multilateral convention of the Council of Europe aiming at prevention of counterfeiting medical products. Its purpose is threefold (article 1): As of July 2016 ... Read »


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    • Crash cart

    • A crash cart or code cart (crash trolley in UK medical jargon) or "MAX cart" is a set of trays/drawers/shelves on wheels used in hospitals for transportation and dispensing of emergency medication/equipment at site of medical/surgical emergency for life support protocols (ACLS/ALS) to potentially save someone's life. T ... Read »


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    • Crosby–Kugler capsule


    • Crutch

    • A crutch is a mobility aid that transfers weight from the legs to the upper body. It is often used for people who cannot use their legs to support their weight, for reasons ranging from short-term injuries to lifelong disabilities. There are several types of crutches: Axillary crutches are used by placing the pad ... Read »


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    • Cryolathe

    • A cryolathe is a device used for freezing and grinding human corneal tissue into different refractive powers. Cassin B, Solomon S (1990). Dictionary of Eye Terminology. Gainesville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company.  ... Read »


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    • Cutting balloon

    • A cutting balloon is an angioplasty device invented by Barath et al. used in percutaneous coronary interventions. It has a special balloon tip with small blades, that are activated when the balloon is inflated. This procedure is different from Rotoblation (Percutaneous Transluminal Rotational Atherectomy or PCRA) where ... Read »


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    • Defibrillator

    • Defibrillator

      Defibrillation is a treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, specifically ventricular fibrillation (VF) and non-perfusing ventricular tachycardia (VT). A defibrillator delivers a dose of electric current (often called a countershock) to the heart. The electrical shock does not have to be timed with the hear ... Read »


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    • Demetech

    • DemeTECH is a surgical/medical device company located in Miami, Florida, United States. DemeTECH specializes in the development and manufacture of surgical sutures and other products used in the wound closure and surgery. ... Read »


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    • Denis Browne bar

    • The Denis Browne bar, also known as the Denis Browne splint or foot abduction orthosis, is a medical device used in the treatment of club foot. The device is named after Sir Denis Browne (1892-1967), an Australian-born surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London who was considered the father of pediatric surgery ... Read »


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    • Dental instruments

    • Dental instruments are tools that dental professionals use to provide dental treatment. They include tools to examine, manipulate, treat, restore and remove teeth and surrounding oral structures. Standard instruments are the instruments used to examine, restore and extract teeth and manipulate tissues. These tool ... Read »


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    • Design history file

    • A design history file is a compilation of documentation that describes the design history of a finished medical device. The design history file, or DHF, is part of regulation introduced in 1990 when the U.S. Congress passed the Safe Medical Devices Act, which established new standards for medical devices that can cause ... Read »


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    • Diathermy

    • Diathermy is electrically induced heat or the use of high-frequency electromagnetic currents as a form of physical or occupational therapy and in surgical procedures. The field was pioneered in 1907 by German physician Karl Franz Nagelschmidt, who coined the term diathermy from the Greek words dia and θέρμ ... Read »


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    • Dielectric heating

    • Dielectric heating, also known as electronic heating, RF (radio frequency) heating, and high-frequency heating, is the process in which a high-frequency alternating electric field, or radio wave or microwave electromagnetic radiation heats a dielectric material. At higher frequencies, this heating is caused by molecula ... Read »


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    • Dilator

    • Dilator or dilatator is a medical term with a number of uses, including: ... Read »


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    • Dodrill–GMR


    • Don pack

    • A Don pack or Dressing pack, was designed for the airborne forces of the British Army during the Second World War . The Don pack was a standardised haversack sized webbing carrier, composed of anaesthetics, drugs, serum, dressings, tins of tea, milk and sugar powder, cubes of meat extract, cigarettes, soap and candles ... Read »


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    • Doppler echocardiography

    • Doppler echocardiography is a procedure that uses ultrasound technology to examine the heart or blood vessels. An echocardiogram uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of the heart while the use of Doppler technology allows determination of the speed and direction of blood flow by utilizing the Doppler effe ... Read »


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    • Double-lumen endobronchial tube

    • A double-lumen endotracheal tube (also called double-lumen endobronchial tube or DLT) is a type of endotracheal tube which is used in tracheal intubation during thoracic surgery and other medical conditions to achieve selective, one-sided ventilation of either the right or the left lung. There are several conditio ... Read »


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    • Draw sheet

    • A draw sheet is a small bed sheet placed crosswise over the middle of the bottom sheet of a mattress to cover the area between the person's upper back and thighs, often used by medical professionals to move patients. It can be made of plastic, rubber, or cotton, and is about half the size of a regular sheet. It can be ... Read »


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    • Drug delivery

    • Drug delivery refers to approaches, formulations, technologies, and systems for transporting a pharmaceutical compound in the body as needed to safely achieve its desired therapeutic effect. It may involve scientific site-targeting within the body, or it might involve facilitating systemic pharmacokinetics; in any case ... Read »


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    • Durable medical equipment

    • Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is any equipment that provides therapeutic benefits to a patient in need because of certain medical conditions and/or illnesses. Durable Medical Equipment (DME) consists of items which: DME includes, but is not limited to, wheelchairs (manual and electric), traction equipment, canes, cr ... Read »


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    • E-textiles

    • E-textiles, also known as smart garments, smart clothing, electronic textiles, smart textiles, or smart fabrics, are fabrics that enable digital components (including small computers), and electronics to be embedded in them. Smart textiles are fabrics that have been developed with new technologies that provide added va ... Read »


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    • Electric heating pouch

    • According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, electric heating pouches are medical apparatus, namely, electric heating devices for curative treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies the heating pouch as a class II medical device. Heating pouches are sometimes mislabeled as "heating pads". H ... Read »


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    • Electromagnetic diaphragm

    • An electromagnetic diaphragm is a form of capacitive sensor used on an electronic stethoscope. The diaphragm is coated with a conductive material. A conductive plate is positioned behind and parallel to the diaphragm, so that the two conductive elements form a capacitor. Capacitance is a function of plate area, dielect ... Read »


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    • Emergency tourniquet

    • Emergency tourniquets are cuff-like devices designed to stop severe traumatic bleeding before or during transport to a care facility. They are wrapped around the limb, proximal to the site of trauma, and tightened until all blood vessels underneath are occluded. The design and construction of emergency tourniquets allo ... Read »


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    • Er:YAG laser

    • Er:YAG lasers are solid-state lasers whose lasing medium is erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Er:Y3Al5O12). Er:YAG lasers typically emit light with a wavelength of 2940 nm, which is infrared light. Unlike Nd:YAG lasers, the output of an Er:YAG laser is strongly absorbed by water. This fact limits the use of this l ... Read »


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    • Esophogeal doppler

    • In medicine, Esophageal Doppler or Oesophageal Doppler uses a small ultrasound probe inserted into the esophagus through the nose or mouth to measure blood velocity in the descending aorta. It is minimally invasive (does not break the skin) and is used to derive hemodynamic parameters such as stroke volume (SV) and car ... Read »


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    • Esthesiometer

    • An esthesiometer (British spelling aesthesiometer) is a device for measuring the tactile sensitivity of the skin (or mouth, or eye, etc.). The measure of the degree of tactile sensitivity is called aesthesiometry. The device was invented by Edward Henry Sieveking. There are different types of aesthesiometers depending ... Read »


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    • Eucomed

    • Eucomed is an organisation advocating for the interests of the medical device industry in Europe. It represents directly and indirectly 4,500 designers, manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology used in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability. Eucomed represents a total of ... Read »


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    • Examination table

    • An examination table (or exam table) is used to support patients during medical examinations. During these exams, doctors in offices (UK: surgeries), clinics and hospitals use an adjusting mechanism to manipulate and position the table to allow patient support, closer examination of a portion or the entire patient, and ... Read »


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    • External ventricular drain

    • External ventricular drain

      An external ventricular drain (EVD), also known as a ventriculostomy or extraventricular drain, is a device used in neurosurgery to treat hydrocephalus and relieve elevated intracranial pressure when the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) inside the brain is obstructed. An EVD is a flexible plastic catheter place ... Read »


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    • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

    • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

      Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is an extracorporeal technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange to sustain life. This intervention has mostly been use ... Read »


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    • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

    • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

      Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a non-invasive treatment of kidney stones (urinary calculosis) and biliary calculi (stones in the gallbladder or in the liver) using an acoustic pulse. It is also reported to be used for salivary stones and pancreatic stones. Beginning in 1969 and funded by the Germa ... Read »


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    • Eyepatch

    • Eyepatch

      An eyepatch or eye pad is a small patch that is worn in front of one eye. It may be a cloth patch attached around the head by an elastic band or by a string, an adhesive bandage, or a plastic device which is clipped to a pair of glasses. It is often worn by people to cover a lost or injured eye, but it also has a thera ... Read »


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    • Feeding tube

    • A feeding tube is a medical device used to provide nutrition to patients who cannot obtain nutrition by mouth, are unable to swallow safely, or need nutritional supplementation. The state of being fed by a feeding tube is called gavage, enteral feeding or tube feeding. Placement may be temporary for the treatment of ac ... Read »


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    • Fetoscopy

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    • Fetoscopy

      Fetoscopy is an endoscopic procedure during pregnancy to allow access to the fetus, the amniotic cavity, the umbilical cord, and the fetal side of the placenta. A small (3–4 mm) incision is made in the abdomen, and an endoscope is inserted through the abdominal wall and uterus into the amniotic cavity. Fetoscop ... Read »


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    • Fiberscope

    • A fiberscope is a flexible fiber-optic bundle with an eyepiece on one end and a lens on the other that is used to examine and inspect small, difficult-to-reach places such as the insides of machines, locks, and the human body. Guiding of light by refraction, the principle that makes fiber optics possible, was firs ... Read »


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    • First aid kit

    • A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment. There is a wide variation in the contents of first aid kits based on the knowledge and experience of those putting it together, the differing first aid requirements of the area where it may be used and variations in legisl ... Read »


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    • Flow injection analysis

    • Flow injection analysis (FIA) is an approach to chemical analysis that is accomplished by injecting a plug of sample into a flowing carrier stream. The principle is similar to that of segmented flow analysis (SFA) but no air is injected into the sample or reagent streams. FIA is an automated method of chemical ana ... Read »


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    • Fluid warmer

    • A fluid warmer is a medical device used in healthcare facilities for warming fluids, crystalloid, colloid, or blood product, prior to being administered (intravenously or by other parenteral routes) to body temperature levels in order to prevent hypothermia in physically traumatized or surgical patients. Infusion Fluid ... Read »


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    • Fluorescence image-guided surgery

    • Fluorescence guided surgery (FGS), (also called 'Fluorescence image-guided surgery', or in the specific case of tumor resection, 'fluorescence guided resection') is a medical imaging technique used to detect fluorescently labelled structures during surgery. Similarly to standard image-guided surgery, FGS has the purpos ... Read »


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    • Forceps in childbirth

    • Forceps are a surgical instrument that resembles a pair of tongs and can be used in surgery for grabbing, manoeuvering, or removing various things within or from the body. They can be used to assist the delivery of a baby as an alternative to the ventouse (vacuum extraction) method. Obstetric forceps consist of tw ... Read »


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    • Fotofinder

    • FotoFinder is a worldwide brand for medical imaging systems. The German company FotoFinder Systems GmbH was founded in 1991 and has developed imaging solutions for the early detection of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer as well as hair disorders diagnostics (TrichoLAB) and psoriasis assessment. FotoFinder methods ... Read »


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    • Fracture sonography

    • Fracture sonography is the use of medical ultrasound to detect bone fractures. While medical ultrasound is used to visualize soft tissues like skin, organs, and blood vessels, fracture sonography is used to visualize fractures on only bone surfaces. It is useful for children aged 12 or younger because all fractures cau ... Read »


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    • Free-electron laser

    • A free-electron laser (FEL), is a kind of laser whose lasing medium consists of very-high-speed electrons moving freely through a magnetic structure, hence the term free electron. The free-electron laser is tunable and has the widest frequency range of any laser type, currently ranging in wavelength from microwaves, th ... Read »


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    • Gamgee Tissue

    • Gamgee Tissue is a surgical dressing invented by Dr. Joseph Sampson Gamgee in Birmingham, England, in 1880. Gamgee Tissue has a thick layer of absorbent cotton wool between two layers of absorbent gauze. It represents the first use of cotton wool in a medical context, and was a major advancement in the prevention of i ... Read »


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    • Gastroscan

    • The Gastroscan is a Russian brand of computer equipment for the diagnostic test of the gastrointestinal tract: an esophageal pH monitoring, an intragastric pH-metry, esophageal motility study, a cutaneous electrogastrography and electrogastroenterography, an impedance-pH monitoring, an antroduodenal, sphincter of Oddi ... Read »


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    • Genital insert

    • A genital insert is a switchable part of an anatomical model that allows an otherwise unisex anatomical model to represent an individual of either sex. ... Read »


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    • Global Harmonization Task Force

    • The Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) was “a voluntary group of representatives from national medical device regulatory authorities (such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)) and the members of the medical device industry” whose goal was the standardization of medical device regulation across ... Read »


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    • Goggles

    • Goggles or safety glasses are forms of protective eyewear that usually enclose or protect the area surrounding the eye in order to prevent particulates, water or chemicals from striking the eyes. They are used in chemistry laboratories and in woodworking. They are often used in snow sports as well, and in swimming. Gog ... Read »


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    • Guglielmi detachable coil

    • A Guglielmi detachable coil (GDC) is a medical device made of platinum used in the treatment of brain aneurysms. It led to a revolutionary advance in the field of endovascular minimally-invasive surgery for the occlusion of cerebral vascular disease. Invented by Dr. Guido Guglielmi, Italian neurosurgeon and profess ... Read »


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    • Head mirror

    • A head mirror is a simple diagnostic device, stereotypically worn by physicians, but less so in recent decades as they have become somewhat obsolete. A head mirror is mostly used for examination of the ear, nose & throat. It comprises a circular concave mirror, with a small hole in the middle, and is attached to a hea ... Read »


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    • Medical equipment management

    • Healthcare Technology Management (sometimes referred to as clinical engineering, clinical engineering management, clinical technology management, healthcare technology management, medical equipment management, biomedical maintenance, biomedical equipment management, and biomedical engineering) is a term for the profess ... Read »


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    • Heated humidified high-flow therapy

    • Heated humidified high-flow therapy

      Heated humidified high-flow (HHHF) therapy is a type of respiratory support method that delivers a high flow (liters per minute) of medical gas to a patient through an interface (nasal cannulae) intended to create a wash-out of the upper airway. The applied gas is heated to best match human body temperature (37 Celsius ... Read »


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    • Heating pad

    • A heating pad is a pad used for warming of parts of the body in order to manage pain. Localized application of heat causes the blood vessels in that area to dilate, enhancing perfusion to the targeted tissue. Types of heating pads include electrical, chemical and hot water bottles. Electric pads usually operate fr ... Read »


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    • Heine optotechnik

    • HEINE Optotechnik is a manufacturer of medical diagnostic instruments and is based in Herrsching, near Munich, Germany. The company was founded in 1946 by the German physicist Helmut A. Heine and has been a family run company ever since. A characteristic of the company is that from the initial idea to the finished pro ... Read »


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    • Hirtz compass

    • The Hirtz compass is a medical device previously used to determine the location and aid the removal of bullets and shrapnel in a patient's body. The device would be used by a surgeon who would, with the help of x-ray photographs, precisely remove the foreign object. The device would usually give a location within 1 or ... Read »


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    • Home medical equipment

    • This article discusses the definitions and types of home medical equipment (HME), also known as durable medical equipment (DME), and durable medical equipment prosthetics and orthotics (DMEPOS). Home medical equipment is a category of devices used for patients whose care is being managed from a home or other priva ... Read »


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    • Home ultrasound

    • Home ultrasound is the provision of therapeutic ultrasound via the use of a portable or home ultrasound machine. This method of medical ultrasound therapy can be used for various types of pain relief and physical therapy. In physics, the term "ultrasound" applies to all acoustic energy with a frequency above the audib ... Read »


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    • Horsley–Clarke apparatus


    • Hospital bed

    • A hospital bed or hospital cot is a bed specially designed for hospitalized patients or others in need of some form of health care. These beds have special features both for the comfort and well-being of the patient and for the convenience of health care workers. Common features include adjustable height for the entire ... Read »


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    • Hospital gown

    • A hospital gown, also called a johnny gown or johnny is "a long loose piece of clothing worn in a hospital by someone doing or having an operation." It can be used as clothing for bedridden patients. Hospital gowns worn by patients are designed so that hospital staff can easily access the part of the patient's bod ... Read »


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    • Hot air oven

    • Hot air ovens are electrical devices which use dry heat to sterilize. They were originally developed by Pasteur. Generally, they can be operated from 50 to 300 °C, using a thermostat to control the temperature. Their double walled insulation keeps the heat in and conserves energy, the inner layer being a poor con ... Read »


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    • Hot water bottle

    • A hot water bottle is a container filled with hot water and sealed with a stopper, used to provide warmth, typically while in bed, but also for the application of heat to a specific part of the body. Containers for warmth in bed were in use as early as the 16th century. The earliest versions contained hot coals fr ... Read »


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    • Hug machine

    • A hug machine, also known as a hug box, a squeeze machine, or a squeeze box, is a deep-pressure device designed to calm hypersensitive persons, usually individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The therapeutic, stress-relieving device was invented by Temple Grandin while she was attending college. Autism and autism- ... Read »


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    • HumaPen

    • The HumaPen Memoir is an insulin delivery implement produced by Eli Lilly and Company. It is a needle-based injector medical drug delivery device that stores in memory a record of the last 16 injections. A similar product by the same manufacturer is the HumaPen Luxura HD, which has no memory function. The pens deliver ... Read »


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    • Humphrey Visual Field Analyser

    • The Humphrey Visual Field Analyser (HVFA), is a tool for measuring the human visual field, it is used by optometrists, orthoptists and ophthalmologists, particularly for detecting monocular visual field. The results of the Analyser identify the type of vision defect. Therefore, it provides information regarding the lo ... Read »


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    • Hyalobarrier

    • Hyalobarrier is a substance to keep tissue apart post surgery and therefore prevent adhesions. It contains autocross-linked hyaluronan. Highly viscous due to condensation. Hyaluronan is present in cartilage and skin hence there is a natural metabolic pathway for it. This gel is used to separate organs and tissue after ... Read »


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    • Hybrid operating room

    • A hybrid operating room is a surgical theatre that is equipped with advanced medical imaging devices such as fixed C-Arms, CT scanners or MRI scanners. These imaging devices enable minimally-invasive surgery, which is less traumatic for the patient. Minimally invasive means that the surgeon does not need to cut the pat ... Read »


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    • Hydrocollator

    • The hydrocollator, first introduced in 1947 by the Chattanooga Pharmaceutical Company, consists of a thermostatically controlled water bath for placing bentonite-filled cloth heating pads. When the pads are removed from the bath, they are placed in covers and placed on the patient. The device is primarily used by athle ... Read »


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    • Hyfrecator

    • A hyfrecator is a low-powered medical apparatus used in electrosurgery on conscious patients, usually in an office setting. It is used to destroy tissue directly, and to stop bleeding during minor surgery. It works by emitting low-power high-frequency high-voltage AC electrical pulses, via an electrode mounted on a han ... Read »


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    • Hyperbaric medicine

    • Hyperbaric medicine

      Hyperbaric medicine is medical treatment in which an ambient pressure greater than sea level atmospheric pressure is a necessary component. The treatment comprises hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), the medical use of oxygen at an ambient pressure higher than atmospheric pressure, and therapeutic recompression for decom ... Read »


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    • Ice pack

    • An ice pack or gel pack is a portable plastic sac filled with water, or refrigerant gel or liquid. For use the contents are frozen in a freezer. Both ice and other non-toxic refrigerants (mostly water) can absorb a considerable amount of heat before they warm above 0 °C, due to the high latent heat of fusion of w ... Read »


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    • Impedance cardiography

    • Impedance cardiography (ICG) is a noninvasive technology measuring total electrical conductivity of the thorax and its changes in time to process continuously a number of cardiodynamic parameters, such as Stroke Volume, SV, Heart Rate, HR, Cardiac Output, CO, Ventricular Ejection Time, VET, Pre-ejection Period and used ... Read »


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    • ImpediMed


    • Inadine

    • Inadine is a brand of non-adherent surgical dressing containing the disinfectant povidone-iodine (PVP-I). It was produced by Johnson & Johnson - Today by Systagenix a KCI company. This dressing is typically used on open wounds that may become infected, before or after surgery or even used on existing infected wounds. B ... Read »


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    • Incentive spirometer

    • An incentive spirometer is a medical device used to help patients improve the functioning of their lungs. It is provided to patients who have had any surgery that might jeopardize respiratory function, particularly surgery to the lungs themselves, but also commonly to patients recovering from cardiac or other surgery i ... Read »


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    • Incubator (culture)

    • In biology, an incubator is a device used to grow and maintain microbiological cultures or cell cultures. The incubator maintains optimal temperature, humidity and other conditions such as the carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen content of the atmosphere inside. Incubators are essential for a lot of experimental work in ce ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in cardiology

    • Instruments used specially in cardiology are as follows: ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in dermatology

    • Instruments used specially in dermatology are as follows: ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in endocrinology

    • Instruments used specially in Endocrinology are as follows: Vide: ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in gastroenterology

    • This is a list of instruments used specially in Gastroenterology. Video gastroscope Video colonoscope Endoscopy snare used to perform polypectomy PEG tube ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in general medicine

    • Instruments used in general medicine and clinics (i.e. internal medicine and pediatrics) are as follows: Bandage Bedpan Blood infusion set Cannula, intraveneous (separated) Catheter, Foley Defibrillator Dialyser, hemodialysis Enema bulb Enema set Endoscope Face shield Gas cylinder, oxygen Gauze sponges In ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in medical laboratories

    • This is a list of instruments used in general in laboratories, including: Test tubes in racks Beaker Burette A cuvette of a colorimeter Petri dish A set of micropipettes Dispensable pipettes Glass Pasteur pipettes with teats Flasks Colorimeter (spectrophotometer) Microtiter plates Antique light micros ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in microbiology

    • Instruments used specially in microbiology are as follows: As well as those "used in microbiological sterilization and disinfection" (see relevant section). An inoculation loop is used to transfer bacteria for microbiological culture. Petri dish Agar plate Tuberculin syringe Candle jar ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in oncology

    • Instruments used specially in Oncology (surgery) are as follows: ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in pathology

    • Instruments used specially in pathology are as follows: A hemocytometer Spinal needles Marrow puncture Bone marrow biopsy needle Rotary microtome Electrical microtome Base sledge microtome Hypodermic needle Intravenous cannula Peak flow meter Blood pressure monitor Flexible endoscope ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in plastic surgery

    • Instruments used specially in Plastic surgery are as follows: ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in preventive medicine

    • Instruments used specially in preventive medicine are as follows: ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in radiology

    • Instruments used specially in radiology are as follows: Saggital MRI of the knee A 3 tesla MRI scanner fMRI scanner Rotating anode X-ray tube X-ray guided cholecystectomy Mobile fluoroscopy machine ... Read »


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    • Instruments used in urology

    • Instruments used specially in Urology are as follows: ... Read »


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    • Intermittent pneumatic compression

    • Intermittent pneumatic compression is a therapeutic technique used in medical devices that include an air pump and inflatable auxiliary sleeves, gloves or boots in a system designed to improve venous circulation in the limbs of patients who suffer edema or the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (P ... Read »


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    • Intubation

    • Intubation (sometimes entubation) is a medical procedure involving the insertion of a tube into the body. Patients are generally anesthetized beforehand. Examples include tracheal intubation, and the balloon tamponade with a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube (a tube into the gastrointestinal tract). ... Read »


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    • ISO 13485

    • ISO 13485 is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard, published in 2016, that represents the requirements for a comprehensive quality management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices. This standard supersedes earlier documents such as EN 46001 and EN 46002 (both 1997), the pr ... Read »


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    • Jet injector

    • A jet injector is a type of medical injecting syringe that uses a high-pressure narrow jet of the injection liquid instead of a hypodermic needle to penetrate the epidermis. It is powered by compressed air or gas, either by a pressure hose from a large cylinder, or from a built-in gas cartridge, small cylinder, or spri ... Read »


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    • Karman cannula

    • The Karman cannula is a soft, flexible cannula (or curette) popularized by Harvey Karman in the early 1970s. The flexibility of the Karman cannula was claimed to reduce the risk of perforating the uterus during vacuum aspiration. Both Karman's procedure, menstrual extraction, and his cannula were embraced by activists ... Read »


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    • Kidney dish

    • A kidney dish (British English) or emesis basin (American English) is a shallow basin with a kidney-shaped footprint and sloping walls (hence its alternate name) used in medical and surgical wards to receive soiled dressings and other medical waste. Reusable kidney dishes are usually made of stainless steel, while disp ... Read »


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    • Laryngeal tube

    • The laryngeal tube (known as the King LT in the U.S.) is an airway management device designed as an alternative to other airway management techniques such as mask ventilation, laryngeal mask airway, and tracheal intubation. This device can be inserted blindly through the oropharynx into the hypopharynx to create an air ... Read »


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    • Laryngoscopy

    • Laryngoscopy

      Laryngoscopy is endoscopy of the larynx, a part of the throat. It is a medical procedure that is used to obtain a view, for example, of the vocal folds and the glottis. Laryngoscopy may be performed to facilitate tracheal intubation during general anaesthesia or cardiopulmonary resuscitation or for surgical procedures ... Read »


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    • Laser microtome

    • The laser microtome is an instrument used for non-contact sectioning of biological tissues or materials. It was developed by the Rowiak GmbH, a spin-off of the Laser Centre, Hannover. In contrast to mechanically working microtomes, the laser microtome does not require sample preparation techniques such as freezing, de ... Read »


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    • Laser scalpel

    • A laser scalpel is a scalpel for surgery, cutting or ablating living biological tissue by the energy of laser light. The laser scalpel was invented in 1964. In soft tissue laser surgery, a laser beam ablates or vaporizes the soft tissue with high water content. Diode, Nd: and Er:YAG, and CO2 lasers are used most common ... Read »


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    • Lead shielding

    • Lead shielding refers to the use of lead as a form of radiation protection to shield people or objects from radiation so as to reduce the effective dose. Lead can effectively attenuate certain kinds of radiation because of its high density and high atomic number; principally, it is effective at stopping gamma rays and ... Read »


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    • Lift chair

    • Lift chairs are chairs that feature a powered lifting mechanism that pushes the entire chair up from its base and so assists the user to a standing position. In the United States, lift chairs qualify as Durable Medical Equipment under Medicare Part B. In a February 1989 report released by the Inspector General of the ... Read »


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    • Liftware

    • Liftware is a brand name for a spoon designed to counteract the tremor associated with medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease or essential tremors. The company which designed the projects, Lift Labs, was founded by Anupam Pathak a University of Michigan Ph.D. student. The device works by detecting tremors with ... Read »


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    • Liquid nitrogen

    • Liquid nitrogen is nitrogen in a liquid state at an extremely low temperature. It is a colorless clear liquid with a density of 0.807 g/ml at its boiling point (−195.79 °C (77 K; −320 °F)) and a dielectric constant of 1.43. Nitrogen was first liquefied at the Jagiellonian University on 15 April ... Read »


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    • List of instruments used in anatomy

    • Instruments used in Anatomy dissections are as follows: Autopsy instruments Autopsy instruments ( old set) dissection table a scalpel ... Read »


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    • List of instruments used in forensics

    • Instruments used in Forensics, including autopsy dissections are as follows: before replacing it with embalming fluids like formaldehyde for preservation of structures as practiced in Anatomy position during dissection chisel) || to break open the vault of the skull the sternum cap chest usually nylon to cl ... Read »


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    • List of soft contact lens materials

    • Soft contact lenses are one of several types on the U.S. Market approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for corrective vision eyewear as prescribed by optometrists and ophthamologists. The American Optometric Association published a contact lens comparison chart called Advantages and Disadvantages of Various ... Read »


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    • Lithotrite

    • The lithotrite was an early medical device, invented by Jean Civiale, which was used to perform transurethral lithotripsy, the first known minimally invasive surgery, to crush stones inside the bladder without having to open the abdomen (lithotomy). To remove a calculus the instrument was inserted through the urethra a ... Read »


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    • Liver support systems

    • Liver support systems are therapeutic devices to assist in performing the functions of the liver in persons with liver damage. The primary functions of the liver include removing toxic substances from the blood, manufacturing blood proteins, storing energy in the form of glycogen, and secreting bile. The that perform ... Read »


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    • Lofstrand Crutches

    • Crutches, in general, are medical devices that assist people ambulate from one place to another when they are unable to walk due to an illness or injury. They act as an assistive device by helping support the person's body weight in hopes the patient can be more mobile. Lofstrand crutches, more commonly known as forear ... Read »


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    • Low dead space syringe

    • A Low dead space syringe is a type of syringe with a design that seeks to limit dead space that exists between the syringe hub and needle. The difference between high and low dead space syringes is determined by the average quantity of fluid that cannot be expelled from the device. Although no set standard for the ... Read »


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    • Lung counter

    • A Lung counter is a system consisting of a radiation detector, or detectors, and associated electronics that is used to measure radiation emitted from radioactive material that has been inhaled by a person and is sufficiently insoluble as to remain in the lung for weeks, months, or years. Often, such a system is house ... Read »


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    • Lung flute

    • A lung flute is a medical device used to clear mucus from congested lungs with low-frequency sound waves. The device consists of a mouthpiece and a plastic reed which vibrates within a chamber to create sound waves in the chest cavity. These sound waves vibrate and break up mucus deposits in the lungs, allowing cilia t ... Read »


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    • Maddox wing

    • The Maddox Wing is an instrument utilized by ophthalmologists, orthoptists and optometrists in the measurement of strabismus (misalignment of the eyes; commonly referred to as a squint or lazy eye by the lay person). It is a quantitative and subjective method of measuring the size of a strabismic deviation by dissociat ... Read »


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    • Mammotome

    • A Mammotome device is a vacuum assisted breast biopsy device that uses image guidance such as x-ray, ultrasound and/or MRI to perform breast biopsies. A biopsy using a Mammotome device can be done on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic, removes only a small amount of healthy tissue, and doesn’t require sut ... Read »


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    • Masimo

    • Masimo

      Masimo is an American Irvine, California-based manufacturer of noninvasive patient monitoring technologies. The company sells more pulse oximetry to hospitals than any other company. Masimo was founded in 1989 by electrical engineer Joe Kiani, who was later joined by fellow engineer Mohamed Diab. Masimo invented measur ... Read »


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    • Med Flash

    • MedFlash is a portable personal health record storage device developed and sold by Connectyx Technologies in the United States. Its primary purpose is for transporting and maintaining personal health records. MedFlash is currently produced as a USB flash drive, and is sold in all US states. MedFlash has special in cas ... Read »


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    • Mediastinoscope

    • A mediastinoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument used to examine the tissues and lymph nodes in the area between the lungs (mediastinum) in a procedure known as mediastinoscopy. These tissues include the heart and its large blood vessels, trachea, esophagus, and bronchi. The mediastinoscope has a light and a lens for ... Read »


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    • Medical bag

    • A medical bag (doctor's bag, physician's bag) is a portable bag used by a physician or other medical professional to transport medical supplies and medicine. Traditionally, the medical bag was made of leather, opened on the top with a split-handle design. During the American Civil War, physician's medical saddle bags ... Read »


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    • Medical calculator

    • A medical calculator is a type of medical computer software, whose purpose is to allow easy calculation of various scores and indices, presenting the user with a friendly interface that hides the complexity of the formulas. Most offer further helpful information such as result interpretation guides and medical literatu ... Read »


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    • Medical device

    • A medical device is any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material, or other article—whether used alone or in combination, including the software intended by its manufacturer to be used specifically for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes and necessary for its proper application—intended by the m ... Read »


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    • Medical encyclopedia

    • A medical encyclopedia is a comprehensive written compendium that holds information about diseases, medical conditions, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It may contain an extensive gallery of medicine-related photographs and illustrations. A medical encyclopedia provides information to readers about health qu ... Read »


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    • Medical gas supply

    • Medical gas supply systems in hospitals, and most other healthcare facilities, are essential for supplying piped oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitrogen/surgical air, carbon dioxide, oxygen/nitrous oxide 50/50, medical vacuum, anaesthetic gas scavenge/waste anesthetic gas disposal and medical air to various parts of the facili ... Read »


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    • Medical glove

    • Medical gloves are disposable gloves used during medical examinations and procedures that help prevent cross-contamination between caregivers and patients. Medical gloves are made of different polymers including latex, nitrile rubber, polyvinyl chloride and neoprene; they come unpowdered, or powdered with cornstarch to ... Read »


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    • Medical identification tag

    • A medical identification tag is a small emblem or tag worn on a bracelet, neck chain, or on the clothing bearing a message that the wearer has an important medical condition that might require immediate attention. The tag is often made out of stainless steel or sterling silver. The intention is to alert a paramedic, ph ... Read »


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    • Medical ultrasound

    • Medical ultrasound

      Medical ultrasound (also known as diagnostic sonography or ultrasonography) is a diagnostic imaging technique based on the application of ultrasound. It is used to see internal body structures such as tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs. Its aim is often to find a source of a disease or to exclude any ... Read »


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    • MedicAlert

    • MedicAlert Foundation

      The MedicAlert Foundation is a non-profit company founded in 1956 and headquartered in Turlock, California. It maintains a database of members' medical information that is made available to medical authorities in the event of an emergency. Members supply critical medical data to the organization and receive a distincti ... Read »


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    • Medrad Inc.

    • Medrad is an American company headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania It was founded in 1964 by M. Stephen Heilman, a doctor who created the first flow-controlled, angiographic power injector in the kitchen of his home near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An emergency room physician by day, Heilman saw potential in angio ... Read »


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    • MedTech Europe

    • MedTech Europe is a non-governmental organisation based in Brussels, that works for the interests of the European medical technology industry. It is an alliance of two European medical technology associations, EDMA and Eucomed, representing the European IVD and medical device industries, respectively. It was establishe ... Read »


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    • Membrane oxygenator

    • A membrane oxygenator is a device used to add oxygen to, and remove carbon dioxide from the blood. It can be used in two principal modes: to imitate the function of the lungs in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and to oxygenate blood in longer term life support, termed extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO. A membrane ... Read »


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    • Metal corset

    • Metal corsets (also known as iron corsets) are a type of historical corset or bodice made entirely out of metal, usually iron or steel. The metal corset was popularly claimed to have been introduced to France by Catherine de' Medici in the 16th century, although this is now considered a myth. The idea that such garment ... Read »


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    • Michelangelo Hand

    • The Michelangelo Hand is a fully articulated robotic hand prosthesis developed by the German prosthetics company Otto Bock and its American partner Advanced Arm Dynamics. It is the first prosthesis to feature an electronically actuated thumb which mimics natural human hand movements. The Michelangelo Hand can be used f ... Read »


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    • Microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulator

    • A microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulator or MENS (also microamperage electrical neuromuscular stimulator) is a device used to send weak electrical signals into the body. Such devices apply extremely small (less than 1 microampere) electrical currents to nerves using electrodes placed on the skin. One microamp ... Read »


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    • Military anti-shock trousers

    • Military anti-shock trousers, or pneumatic anti-shock garments (PASG), are medical devices used to treat severe blood loss. They are also indicated for the stabilization of unstable pelvic fractures in the field prior to transport. They were invented by Lt. Col. Burton Kaplan during the Vietnam War. MAST look like a p ... Read »


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    • Miller–Abbott tube


    • MOP (electrical safety)

    • Means Of Protection, or MOP, is a concept introduced in the standard for medical electrical equipment IEC 60601-1. The concept is that no one means of protection should be totally necessary to the device's safety, so that the failure of one should not make the device immediately dangerous. MOP is further divided into ... Read »


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    • Motorola APCOR

    • The Motorola APCOR (Advanced Portable Coronary Observation Radio) was a 12 watt, paramedic telemetry radio produced by the Motorola company during the 1970s and the 1980s. The Motorola Apcor could transmit voice and EKG simultaneously and was battery operated. There were three or more versions of the Motorola APCOR, th ... Read »


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    • MRC For Medical and Equipment Trading

    • MRC For Medical Equipment Trading

      MRC for Medical Equipment Trading was a biopharmaceutical company based in Khartoum, Sudan , which was founded in 2010G and that specialist in equipping hospitals and diagnostic laboratories, regulatory and quality index for all sectors. We are considered as main supplier for most hospitals, diagnostic and research lab ... Read »


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    • Multileaf collimator

    • A multileaf collimator (MLC) is a device made up of individual "leaves" of a high atomic numbered material, usually tungsten, that can move independently in and out of the path of a particle beam in order to block it. MLCs are used on linear accelerators to provide conformal shaping of radiotherapy treatment beams. Sp ... Read »


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    • Murphy drip

    • A Murphy drip is a rectal infusion apparatus to administer the medical procedure of , also known as rectoclysis. During the procedure, an end of the Murphy drip is inserted into the rectum and large quantities of liquid are infused into the rectum drop by drop. Prior to fluids or medicines being given intravenously, th ... Read »


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    • Nail clipper

    • A nail clipper (also called a nail trimmer or nail cutter) is a hand tool used to trim fingernails, toenails and hangnails. Nail clippers are usually made of stainless steel but can also be made of plastic and aluminium. Two common varieties are the plier type and the compound lever type. Most nail clippers usuall ... Read »


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    • Nanoneedle

    • Nanoneedles may be conical or tubular needles in the nanometre size range, made from silicon or boron-nitride with a central bore of sufficient size to allow the passage of large molecules, or solid needles useful in Raman spectroscopy, light emitting diodes (LED) and laser diodes. In 2005 the Research Institute for C ... Read »


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    • Nasal cannula

    • Nasal cannula

      The nasal cannula (NC) is a device used to deliver supplemental oxygen or increased airflow to a patient or person in need of respiratory help. This device consists of a lightweight tube which on one end splits into two prongs which are placed in the nostrils and from which a mixture of air and oxygen flows. The other ... Read »


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    • Nasal EPAP

    • Nasal expiratory positive airway pressure (Nasal EPAP) is a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. Contemporary EPAP devices have two small valves that allow air to be drawn in through each nostril, but not exhaled; the valves are held in place by adhesive tabs on the outside of the nose. The mechani ... Read »


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    • Nasogastric intubation

    • Nasogastric intubation

      Nasogastric intubation is a medical process involving the insertion of a plastic tube (nasogastric tube or NG tube) through the nose, past the throat, and down into the stomach. Orogastric intubation is a similar process involving the insertion of a plastic tube (orogastric tube) through the mouth. As a sump tube wher ... Read »


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    • Nasopharyngeal airway

    • Nasopharyngeal airway

      In medicine, a nasopharyngeal airway, also known as an NPA, nasal trumpet (because of its flared end), or nose hose, a type of airway adjunct, is a tube that is designed to be inserted into the nasal passageway to secure an open airway. When a patient becomes unconscious, the muscles in the jaw commonly relax and can a ... Read »


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    • Navilyst Medical

    • Navilyst Medical

      Navilyst Medical, Inc. is a manufacturer of vascular medical equipment, including catheters, ports, and embolization devices. The company name is based on the root navi (as in "navigation") and the suffix lyst (as in "catalyst"). Navilyst Medical was founded in February 2008 out of the $425 million Avista Capital Part ... Read »


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    • Medical equipment

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