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08:42 Aug 29, 2008
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Medical: Pharmaceuticals
English term or phrase:Race for the surface
The expression “Race for the surface” was first introduced by A.G. Gristina to describe the series of events that occur after implantation of a biomaterial into the human body.A critical race involves competition between pathogenic microorganisms in the wound site and host tissue cells attempting to integrate the implant. If the race is won by the microorganisms, infection generally occurs and we all know that eventually the fate of the implant will be removal.