Structure-Property Relationships of Biological Materials
The major difference between biological materials and biomaterials (implants) is viability. There are other equally important differences that distinguish living materials from artificial replacements. First, most biological materials are continuously bathed with body fluids. Exceptions are the specialized surface layers of skin, hair, nails, hooves, and the enamel of teeth. Second, most biological materials can be considered as composites.
KeywordsHyaluronic Acid Biological Material Chondroitin Sulfate Collagen Fibril Elastic Tissue
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