© 1981

Biomedical and Dental Applications of Polymers

  • Charles G. Gebelein
  • Frank F. Koblitz

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Biomaterial Applications of Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles G. Gebelein
      Pages 3-10
    3. Paul Y. Wang, Nimet A. Samji
      Pages 29-37
    4. Paolo Ferruti, Maria A. Marchisio
      Pages 39-57
    5. Douglas R. Lloyd, Charles M. Burns
      Pages 59-84
    6. Allen W. Hahn, Michael F. Nichols, Ashok K. Sharma, Eckhard W. Hellmuth
      Pages 85-96
  3. Cardiovascular Applications of Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Shun Murabayashi, Yukihiko Nose
      Pages 111-118
    3. Tetsuzo Akutsu, Noboru Yamamoto, Miguel A. Serrato, John Denning, Michael A. Drummond
      Pages 119-142
    4. S. G. Eskin, L. T. Navarro, H. D. Sybers, W. O’Bannon, M. E. DeBakey
      Pages 143-161
    5. Donald J. Lyman, Kenneth B. Seifert, Helene Knowlton, Dominic Albo Jr.
      Pages 163-171
  4. Applications of Polymers in Medication

About this book


The development and use of medical and dental materials are highly interdisciplinary endeavors which require expertise in chemistry, materials science, medicine and/or dentistry, mechanics and design engineering. The Symposium upon which this treatise is based was organized to bring members from these communities together to explore problems of mutual interest. The biomaterials which are used in medical or dental prostheses must not only exhibit structural stability and provide the desired function, but they must also perform over extended periods of time in the environment of the body. The latter is a very stringent requirement. The oral and other physiological environments are designed by nature to break down many organic substances. Also of importance is the requirement that materials used in the prosthesis not have a deleterious effect on body tissues. Most foreign (to the body) substances are somewhat toxic to human tissues; in fact, few factors are more limiting in the medical prosthesis field than the biocompatibility problem. Some of these problems and the attempts to solve them are discussed in this volume.


Copolymer Elastomer Polyurethan Potential biomaterial biomedical applications hydrogel mechanics medicine metals morphology plastics polymer stability tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles G. Gebelein
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frank F. Koblitz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryYoungstown State UniversityYoungstownUSA
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologyNortheastern Ohio Universities, College of MedicineRootstownUSA
  3. 3.Central Research LaboratoryDentsply International, Inc.YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biomedical and Dental Applications of Polymers
  • Authors Charles Gebelein
    F. Koblitz
  • Series Title Polymer Science and Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-40632-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-9512-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-9510-3
  • Series ISSN 0093-6286
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 492
  • Number of Illustrations 191 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physics, general
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