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Silicone Elastomers

"Silicone Elastomers" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Silicone Elastomers" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Silicone Elastomers" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 45 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 1993
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.