Encyclopedia > Prosthetics

  Article Content

Prosthesis

Redirected from Prosthetics

In medicine, a prosthesis is an artificial extension to the body. Prostheses are typically used to replace parts lost by injury or missing from birth, supplement defective parts, allow transsexuals to change their outward physical gender, and in movie special effects.

Some types of prosthetics include:



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Fuse

... category, but more modern ones use electronic timers) a contact detonator[?] explodes on impact a proximity fuze causes a missile to explode when comes within a certain ...