Definition of implantable in English:


Pronunciation /ˌimˈplan(t)əb(ə)l/ /ˌɪmˈplæn(t)əb(ə)l/


  • (of an artificial object) capable of being or designed to be implanted in a person's body.

    ‘an implantable defibrillator’
    • ‘Our cardiologist offered her an implantable defibrillator and biventricular pacemaker, but she refused.’
    • ‘The benefit from implantable defibrillator therapy appeared to be strongest in those with moderate heart failure at enrollment.’
    • ‘In the early 1980s, implantable devices designed to replace and repair damaged temporomandibular lower jaw joints were introduced.’
    • ‘This may occur, for instance, when a new component is used with a variety of different devices, such as a new porous coating for a range of implantable orthopedic devices.’
    • ‘There are still only a handful of companies willing to supply polymers for implantable medical devices, and there are many restrictions on the use of these polymers.’
    • ‘The continuous body-heat battery has a range of applications in implantable and attachable medical devices, as well as wristwatches.’
    • ‘Another device may also some day power implantable medical devices.’
    • ‘The two were part of a four-man team that developed the first implantable defibrillator.’
    • ‘The auditory brainstem implant consists of an implantable receiver/stimulator package, an electrode lead, and an electrode array.’
    • ‘If you have the condition, treatment depends on what type you have and may include medications, implantable devices or, in severe cases, a heart transplant.’
    • ‘Caregivers prefer to use as low voltage a shock as possible in order to minimize tissue damage and preserve the batteries of implantable devices.’
    • ‘He gave as an extreme example the £17,000 cost of an implantable defibrillator operation, of which the Trust could only reclaim £4,000.’
    • ‘Ventricular assist devices are implantable pumps used for circulatory support in patients with congestive heart failure.’
    • ‘Human hair keratins provide a structural diversity ideal for biomaterials and are highly tolerated as implantable materials.’
    • ‘The race to design and test new implantable devices could help correct this imbalance.’
    • ‘Let me get this straight, we still use the same basic combustible engine for automobiles that we have for the last 100 years but now we can put implantable chips in patients?’
    • ‘One possibility is to improve the performance of a currently marketed implantable or patient-contact device through the addition of a drug or biologic.’
    • ‘From implantable devices to sharps products, surgical tools to x-ray equipment, metal continues to be a mainstay of the medical industry.’
    • ‘In specific populations, clinical studies have demonstrated improvement of patient survival with the use of these implantable devices.’
    • ‘Laser welding of miniature coils is performed by a company specializing in the manufacture of implantable cardiac and neurostimulation leads.’