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what is the definition or description of: allograft?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
A graft of tissue...: Allograft, when used medically, generally refers to transplants. One takes a tissue (heart, kidney, skin, liver, lung etc) from one person (same species) and transplants that tissue into another person that is genetically different (within that species). That is an allograft.
Answered on Jul 20, 2013
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Dr. Allan Hawryluk
19 years experience Dentistry
Allograft is organic tissue taken from an one person and transplanted into someone else for medical or dental purposes. Bone allograft is often used to build bone in preparation for dental implants.
Feb 12, 2013

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