Type: Term Pronunciation: bī′ō-glas Definitions: 1. A fused silica-containing aluminum oxide that has a surface-reactive glass film compatible with tissues; used as a surface coating in some types of medical and dental implants.
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bioglass A ceramic-glass material used as a bone prosthesis. Living bone fuses with it because chemically it resembles hydroxyapatite (an inorganic constituent of bone matrix and teeth, imparting rigidity to these structures).
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Bioglass is a commercially available family of bioactive glasses, composed of SiO2, Na2O, CaO and P2O5 in specific proportions. The proportions differ from the traditional soda-lime glasses in low amount of silica (less than 60 mol.%), high amount of sodium and calcium, and high calcium/phosphorus ratio. High ratio of calcium to phosphorus promote
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