Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Medical Instruments

A medical instrument is any tool, apparatus, appliance, material, used alone or in combination with other such items meant to be used on humans for the purpose of:

  • Diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment, or alleviation of disease;
  • Diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, alleviation of an injury or handicap;
  • Investigation, replacement, or modification of the anatomy or of a physiological process;
Medical instruments may be classified based on their uses such as Anaesthesia instrument (use to induce controlled unconsciousness e.g. Anaesthetic Endotracheal Tube), Cardiovascular Instrument (used for procedures performed on the heart e.g Artery Forceps), Dental Instrument (used in dental surgeries e.g. Bone Chisel, Dental Elevator), etc.


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