Wool: The hair of SHEEP or other animals that is used for weaving.Tooth Wear: Loss of the tooth substance by chemical or mechanical processesDental Restoration Wear: Occlusal wear of the surfaces of restorations and surface wear of dentures.Polyethylene: 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.Polyethylenes: Synthetic thermoplastics that are tough, flexible, inert, and resistant to chemicals and electrical current. They are often used as biocompatible materials for prostheses and implants.Prosthesis Failure: Malfunction of implantation shunts, valves, etc., and prosthesis loosening, migration, and breaking.Contact Lenses, Extended-Wear: Hydrophilic contact lenses worn for an extended period or permanently.Contact Lenses: Lenses designed to be worn on the front surface of the eyeball. (UMDNS, 1999)Hip Prosthesis: Replacement for a hip joint.Sheep: Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic: Soft, supple contact lenses made of plastic polymers which interact readily with water molecules. Many types are available, including continuous and extended-wear versions, which are gas-permeable and easily sterilized.Chromium Alloys: Specific alloys not less than 85% chromium and nickel or cobalt, with traces of either nickel or cobalt, molybdenum, and other substances. They are used in partial dentures, orthopedic implants, etc.Mineral Fibers: Long, pliable, cohesive natural or manufactured filaments of various lengths. They form the structure of some minerals. The medical significance lies in their potential ability to cause various types of PNEUMOCONIOSIS (e.g., ASBESTOSIS) after occupational or environmental exposure. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p708)Prosthesis Design: The plan and delineation of prostheses in general or a specific prosthesis.Osteolysis: Dissolution of bone that particularly involves the removal or loss of calcium.Nylons: Polymers where the main polymer chain comprises recurring amide groups. These compounds are generally formed from combinations of diamines, diacids, and amino acids and yield fibers, sheeting, or extruded forms used in textiles, gels, filters, sutures, contact lenses, and other biomaterials.Materials Testing: The testing of materials and devices, especially those used for PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; SUTURES; TISSUE ADHESIVES; etc., for hardness, strength, durability, safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility.Equipment Failure Analysis: The evaluation of incidents involving the loss of function of a device. These evaluations are used for a variety of purposes such as to determine the failure rates, the causes of failures, costs of failures, and the reliability and maintainability of devices.Textile Industry: The aggregate business enterprise of manufacturing textiles. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Tooth Erosion: Progressive loss of the hard substance of a tooth by chemical processes that do not involve bacterial action. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p296)Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip: Replacement of the hip joint.Surface Properties: Characteristics or attributes of the outer boundaries of objects, including molecules.Aluminum Oxide: An oxide of aluminum, occurring in nature as various minerals such as bauxite, corundum, etc. It is used as an adsorbent, desiccating agent, and catalyst, and in the manufacture of dental cements and refractories.Silicic Acid: A hydrated form of silicon dioxide. It is commonly used in the manufacture of TOOTHPASTES and as a stationary phase for CHROMATOGRAPHY.TextilesSeasons: Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Stress, Physiological: The unfavorable effect of environmental factors (stressors) on the physiological functions of an organism. Prolonged unresolved physiological stress can affect HOMEOSTASIS of the organism, and may lead to damaging or pathological conditions.Gene Expression Profiling: The determination of the pattern of genes expressed at the level of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION, under specific circumstances or in a specific cell.Signal Transduction: The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.Gravity Suits: Double-layered inflatable suits which, when inflated, exert pressure on the lower part of the wearer's body. The suits are used to improve or stabilize the circulatory state, i.e., to prevent hypotension, control hemorrhage, and regulate blood pressure. The suits are also used by pilots under positive acceleration.Clothing: Fabric or other material used to cover the body.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.European Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.African Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Africa.Goats: Any of numerous agile, hollow-horned RUMINANTS of the genus Capra, in the family Bovidae, closely related to the SHEEP.Hair: A filament-like structure consisting of a shaft which projects to the surface of the SKIN from a root which is softer than the shaft and lodges in the cavity of a HAIR FOLLICLE. It is found on most surfaces of the body.Ericaceae: The heath plant family of the order Ericales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida that are generally shrubs or small trees. Leaves are alternate, simple, and leathery; flowers are symmetrical with a 4- or 5-parted corolla of partly fused petals.Hair Follicle: A tube-like invagination of the EPIDERMIS from which the hair shaft develops and into which SEBACEOUS GLANDS open. The hair follicle is lined by a cellular inner and outer root sheath of epidermal origin and is invested with a fibrous sheath derived from the dermis. (Stedman, 26th ed) Follicles of very long hairs extend into the subcutaneous layer of tissue under the SKIN.Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.ItalyShoesToes: Any one of five terminal digits of the vertebrate FOOT.Torsades de Pointes: A malignant form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia that is characterized by HEART RATE between 200 and 250 beats per minute, and QRS complexes with changing amplitude and twisting of the points. The term also describes the syndrome of tachycardia with prolonged ventricular repolarization, long QT intervals exceeding 500 milliseconds or BRADYCARDIA. Torsades de pointes may be self-limited or may progress to VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION.Bedding and Linens: Articles of cloth, usually cotton or rayon and other synthetic or cotton-blend fabrics, used in households, hospitals, physicians' examining rooms, nursing homes, etc., for sheets, pillow cases, toweling, gowns, drapes, and the like.Fagopyrum: A plant genus of the family POLYGONACEAE that is used as an EDIBLE GRAIN. Although the seeds are used as cereal, the plant is not one of the cereal grasses (POACEAE).Adhesiveness: A property of the surface of an object that makes it stick to another surface.Seat Belts: Restraining belts fastened to the frame of automobiles, aircraft, or other vehicles, and strapped around the person occupying the seat in the car or plane, intended to prevent the person from being thrown forward or out of the vehicle in case of sudden deceleration.Plant Nectar: Sugar-rich liquid produced in plant glands called nectaries. It is either produced in flowers or other plant structures, providing a source of attraction for pollinating insects and animals, as well as being a nutrient source to animal mutualists which provide protection of plants against herbivores.Criminal Psychology: The branch of psychology which investigates the psychology of crime with particular reference to the personality factors of the criminal.Jurisprudence: The science or philosophy of law. Also, the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.Hypericum: Genus of perennial plants in the family CLUSIACEAE (sometimes classified as Hypericaceae). Herbal and homeopathic preparations are used for depression, neuralgias, and a variety of other conditions. Hypericum contains flavonoids; GLYCOSIDES; mucilage, TANNINS; volatile oils (OILS, ESSENTIAL), hypericin and hyperforin.Sheep, Domestic: A species of sheep, Ovis aries, descended from Near Eastern wild forms, especially mouflon.Breeding: The production of offspring by selective mating or HYBRIDIZATION, GENETIC in animals or plants.Ovulation: The discharge of an OVUM from a rupturing follicle in the OVARY.Sheep Diseases: Diseases of domestic and mountain sheep of the genus Ovis.
  • If you have a whole season of parties to get through, and a limited budget for party-wear, skip the sequined dress, because everyone will remember you wore it party to party. (thebudgetfashionista.com)
  • Tailored for a clean-lined silhouette, these black virgin wool trousers are streamlined through the waist and leg before flaring into a subtle bootcut. (emiliopucci.com)
  • Wear with our matching trousers and a pressed shirt for a sophisticated business ensemble, or add a waistcoat and bright pocket square for formal events and weddings. (next.co.uk)
  • Crafted with wool for warmth when you're waiting at the foodtruck, and flexible soles to neatly fit next to collared shirts in your luggage. (mec.ca)
  • Wool produces warmth in winter without overheating, and-believe it or not-keeps you cooler on summer nights because of its natural moisture-wicking properties. (organic.org)
  • In seeking means of protection and warmth, humans in the Neolithic Age wore animal pelts as clothing. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Designed to be worn over your favourite bib shorts for warmth on colder days. (howies.co.uk)
  • This unique pull on hat is made from soft 100% wool to provide ample warmth during the fall and winter months. (headcovers.com)
  • a carpet from the Riviera collection will make a strong design statement, dress up any room and provide the warmth and comfort that you expect from a real 100% wool carpet. (greenbuildingsupply.com)
  • Isabelline One-of-a-Kind Adalia Wool Hand-Knotted Brown/Green Area Rug These rugs are hand woven tribal rugs from Eastern Afghanistan. (realsimple.com)
  • A completely natural moisture barrier without any fillers or additives, this woven wool textile is the perfect chemical free solution for mattress & topper protection. (holylamborganics.com)
  • Made in India, these wool carpets are 100% wool (except for two styles that are wool and tencel) and are both woven or tufted in both hand made and machine constructions including wilton, flat weave, and hand-loomed carpets and rugs. (greenbuildingsupply.com)
  • The Classic Cardy II Boot combines the comfort and style of a cardigan with UGG®'s time tested design featuring a cozy wool and acrylic upper with easy-fold shaft, wooden button closures for that classic cardigan look, and the durable Treadlite by UGG™ outsole for comfort and traction. (journeys.com)
  • The Frost unisex cardigan is hand knitted from the famous Icelandic wool yarn, Alafosslopi. (nordicstore.net)
  • The Skipper cardigan with hood has a design inspired by the classic Icelandic tradition of hand knitted wool sweaters. (nordicstore.net)
  • Thom Browne gives this classic grey wool cardigan a feminine makeover with a colourful floral print. (mytheresa.com)
  • The tailoring is the same high quality you would expect from all our coats, making it a treat to wear. (landsend.co.uk)
  • The Belleterre's cozy wool shaft shields your ankles from slush and sleet, and sealed seams keep water from sneaking in. (mec.ca)
  • Cozy wool shaft, with padded collar. (mec.ca)
  • Baby alpaca is much less itchy then other woolCozy and comfy to wear. (novica.com)
  • I'm picturing this blazer now instead of on Friday the 17th because you still have time to either run to the BR store or order this online with expedited shipping if you really have a need for a grass-green wool blazer. (corporette.com)
  • This may seem like a crazy purchase, but if you're in a very male-dominated office culture where St. Patrick's Day is a huge deal for everyone and you all go out to the local pub, or if that's the kind of thing that you and your friends enjoy doing, then you may be surprised by how much wear you can get out of a bright green blazer and/or pants. (corporette.com)
  • Measurements: Chest: 18.5" Sleeve: about 23" Back Length (excluding hood): 21" Condition Details: Light wear throughout. (ebay.ca)
  • It's made from warm wool-piqué and finished with burnished gold buttons that narrow at the waist to create a flattering nipped-in effect. (net-a-porter.com)
  • two-way full-zip front.Contrast stripe across chest.Hip length.Wool/cashmere/nylon.Made in Italy.Model's measurements: Height, 6'2"/188cm, Suit 40L, Shirt 14.5x35, Waist 32"/81cm, Inseam 33"/84cm. (neimanmarcus.com)
  • The lambs wool toe pillows come in a very cute little pouch, they are very comfortable and fit my shoe well. (discountdance.com)
  • I have tried ouch pouch, eurotard, wear moi, and skinny dips, and the lambs wool are by far my favorite! (discountdance.com)
  • Determined to produce dense, soft, naturally colored fleeces, she added to her flock a black, mostly Corriedale ram and a purebred Lincoln ram to improve the wool on future lambs. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Ten thousand penguin-sized, pure-wool jumpers have flooded into the offices of the Tasmanian Conservation Trust in response to their call for emergency insulation for a vulnerable population of world's smallest penguins - sometimes known as fairy penguins. (innovations-report.com)
  • Rarely found in fine wools, the medulla comprises a series of cells (similar to honeycombs) that provide air spaces, giving wool its thermal insulation value. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Wool, like residential insulation, is effective in reducing heat transfer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Wool is a product with excellent insulation qualities, as it remains warm when wet. (thoughtco.com)
  • BIG BILL速 brings you a new outdoor apparel collection focused on layering systems that combine the technology and performance of Polartec fabrics and the natural insulation of wool. (issuu.com)
  • Color is a coral with cranberry trim, still soft with only minor wash wear, no flaws that I can see. (ebay.ca)
  • The markets are also a good place to meet farmers who raise alpaca, a relative of the llama known for its high quality wool. (thoughtco.com)
  • For others, though, like outdoor enthusiasts - joggers and walkers for example - summer wool is an excellent option after the heavy winter wool and weather-resistant artificial fabrics have been stored. (catalogs.com)
  • Wool is resistant to bacteria, mold, and mildew, which can trigger allergic reactions in some people. (organic.org)
  • Wool is fire resistant, providing a safe sleeping environment. (holylamborganics.com)
  • Dust-mite allergens are the leading trigger for asthma attacks, but dust mites need moisture to survive, so they don't like wool. (organic.org)
  • Wool is a great choice if dust mites bug you or if you're allergic. (holylamborganics.com)
  • Laboratory beetle specimens are fed dog food, but can survive on the dust of (wool) clothes and hair and dead insects in rooms that are not maintained. (si.edu)