Glossary

UCR

Unconditioned Reflex

UDI

Unique Device Identification Unique Device Identifier (UDI) established by the FDA The FDA established the unique device identification system to adequately identify medical devices sold in the United States from manufacturing through distribution to patient use. When fully implemented, the label of most devices will include a unique device identifier (UDI) in human- and machine-readable form, which …

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UHMWPE

Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene UHMWPE is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene. It has extremely long chains resulting in a very tough material, with high impact strength. Its coefficient of friction is comparable to that of PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) but it has better abrasion resistance. UHMWPE as a biomaterial is used for hip, knee and spine …

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urogenital

Urogenital means “belonging to the urinary and sexual organs” or “concerning the urinary and sexual organs”. also: genitourinary system.

USS

Universal Spine System

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