Regenerative medicine - the process of replacing or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function.

Cell seeding - the plating and culture of cells into an artificial matrix.

"Smart" scaffolds - cell-seeded 3D based systems for culture or cell/tissue replacement.

Tissue engineering, - the combination of cells, materials, biochemical or biophysical factors to generate living tissue.

Poland's Syndrome - a congenital malformation of the rib cage and absence of the sternum.

Chapter 8 Key Terms

Select glossary terms are defined below.  For a complete list of glossary terms please refer to the book.