Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility
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Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 2003
15.5.3 Vascular Mechanocompatibility
Medical nanorobots may be resident in the vascular compartments of the human body for extended periods of time. Such devices may take the form of individual nanorobots or nanorobotic aggregates arranged in 1-, 2- or 3-dimensional arrays (Chapter 14), and may be free-floating, vasculomobile (endothelial surface locomotion), or anchored. Nanorobots in all their forms must be as mechanically biocompatible with the vascular walls (Section 220.127.116.11) as are stents (Section 18.104.22.168), must not produce mechanical vasculopathies whether obstructive (Sections 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199) or destructive (Section 188.8.131.52), and must not provoke deleterious changes in vascular permeability (Section 184.108.40.206).
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