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Silicone Gels

"Silicone Gels" 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.

Synthetic organosiloxane gels that are formed from synthetic polymers of silicone oxide with organic sidechains (polydimethylsiloxane) by lengthening the polymer chains. Unlike silicone elastomers, they are not treated with amorphous silica. They are used as fillers in breast implants.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Silicone Gels" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Silicone Gels" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 25 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2015
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