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Biological interactions with surface charge in biomaterials [electronic resource] / edited by Syed A.M. Tofail.

Publication:
Cambridge [England] : RSC Pub., 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (277 p.)
Series:
RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
RSC nanoscience & nanotechnology, 1757-7136 ; 21
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Subjects:
Biomedical materials.
Surface chemistry.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
When a biomaterial is placed inside the body, a biological response is triggered almost instantaneously. With devices that need to remain in the body for long periods, such interactions can cause encrustation, plaque formation and aseptic loosening on the surface. These problems contribute to the patient's trauma and increase the risk of death. Electrical properties, such as local electrostatic charge distribution, play a significant role in defining biological interactions, although this is often masked by other factors. This book describes the fundamental principles of this phenomenon before
Contents:
pt. 1. Electrostatic charge on biomaterials' surfaces
pt. 2. Protein interactions at the surface
pt. 3. Cellular interactions with abiotic surfaces
pt. 4. Applications.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Syed, Tofail A. M.
ISBN:
1-84973-336-8
OCLC:
823728077