Medical Definition of Explant

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Explant: 1. The original meaning: to transfer tissue from the body and place it in a culture medium for growth; and the tissue that is transferred. To remove a device that had been implanted.

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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