Metals are used in the human body for a wide range of medical purposes. Discover which metals are used and what properties they have that can help to heal us.
- Titanium, stainless steel and silver are used in medicine.
- Titanium is low density and used for bone replacement.
- Silver is used in dental fillings.
- Stainless steel is strong and does not rust inside the body.
Titanium, stainless steel and silver.
Are three metals used by medicine inside the human body.
Titanium is high up on the reactivity series. So why would we put this inside our bodies?
Titanium reacts very quickly with oxygen in the air, this reaction creates a very hard and unreactive surface, called titanium dioxide.
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