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Biomaterials pp 97-130 | Cite as

Structure-Property Relationships of Biological Materials

  • Joon Bu Park

Abstract

The major difference between biological materials and biomaterials (implants) is viability. Other equally important differences distinguish living materials from artificial replacements. First, most biological materials are continuously bathed with a solution of water. Exceptions are the specialized surface layers of skin, hair, nails, hooves, and the enamel of teeth. Second, most biological materials can be considered as composites.

Keywords

Hyaluronic Acid Biological Material Chondroitin Sulfate Side Group Blood Vessel Wall 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joon Bu Park
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  1. 1.Clemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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