polydioxanone

<chemical> Poly(oxy(1-oxo-1,2-ethanediyl)oxy-1,2-ethanediyl). An absorbable suture material used also as ligating clips, as pins for internal fixation of broken bones, and as ligament reinforcement for surgically managed ligament injuries. Its promising characteristics are elasticity, complete biodegradability, and lack of side effects such a...
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polydioxanone

Type: Term Pronunciation: pol′ē-dī-oks′ă-nōn Definitions: 1. A synthetic suture material.
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Polydioxanone

Polydioxanone (PDO, PDS) or poly-``p``-dioxanone is a colorless, crystalline, biodegradable synthetic polymer. ==Chemistry== Chemically, polydioxanone is a polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units. It is obtained by ring-opening polymerization of the monomer p-dioxanone. The process requires heat and an organometallic catalyst like zirc...
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