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Polyethylene

"Polyethylene" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A vinyl polymer made from ethylene. It can be branched or linear. Branched or low-density polyethylene is tough and pliable but not to the same degree as linear polyethylene. Linear or high-density polyethylene has a greater hardness and tensile strength. Polyethylene is used in a variety of products, including implants and prostheses.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Polyethylene" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Polyethylene" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 12 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2018
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