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According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Prosthesis is the "artificial substitute for a missing part of the body. The artificial parts that are most commonly thought of as prostheses are those that replace lost arms and legs, but bone, artery, and heart valve replacements are common (see artificial organ), and artificial eyes and teeth are also correctly termed prostheses. The term is sometimes extended to cover such things as eyeglasses and hearing aids, which improve the functioning of a part. The medical specialty that deals with prostheses is called prosthetics."
Prosthesis. (n.d.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved December 21, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/science/prosthesis
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