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Bone Substitutes

"Bone Substitutes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Synthetic or natural materials for the replacement of bones or bone tissue. They include hard tissue replacement polymers, natural coral, hydroxyapatite, beta-tricalcium phosphate, and various other biomaterials. The bone substitutes as inert materials can be incorporated into surrounding tissue or gradually replaced by original tissue.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Bone Substitutes" by people in this website by year, and whether "Bone Substitutes" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 18 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2003 and 2004
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