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Silicone Elastomers MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Silicone Elastomers
Tree Number(s)
D05.750.900.850.900
D25.720.327.900
D25.720.900.850.900
J01.637.051.720.327.900
J01.637.051.720.900.850.900
J01.637.412.900
Unique ID
D012826
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012826
Annotation
silicones in breast implants probably goes under SILICONE GELS or here if specified as elastomers; for prosthetic implants do not use /‌ther use; ELASTOMERS is available
Scope Note
Polymers of silicone that are formed by crosslinking and treatment with amorphous silica to increase strength. They have properties similar to vulcanized natural rubber, in that they stretch under tension, retract rapidly, and fully recover to their original dimensions upon release. They are used in the encapsulation of surgical membranes and implants.
Entry Term(s)
Elastomers, Silicone
Elastosil
Microfil
Rubber Silicone
SE-30
Silicone Rubber
Registry Number
0
See Also
Breast Implants
Public MeSH Note
72; SILASTICS was see SILICONE ELASTOMERS 1975-93; SILASTIC was indexed under SILICONES 1988-93
Online Note
use SILICONE ELASTOMERS to search SILASTICS 1975-93; use SILICONE ELASTOMERS (NM) to search SILASTIC 1988-93
History Note
72; SILASTICS was see SILICONE ELASTOMERS 1975-93; SILASTIC was (NM) 1988-93
Date Established
1972/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Silicone Elastomers Preferred
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