Medical supplies, or medical devices, are defined as products used for medical purposes on patients, whether they be used for diagnosis, therapy, or surgery. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs which elicit a biochemical effect, the effect of medical supplies is primarily physical. While medical supplies encompass everything from stethoscopes to tongue depressors and gauze pads, they are all classified as medical technology.
Medical supplies can cover practically anything found in a hospital, but the medical supplies found on ActiveForever.com include: diagnostic products, needles and syringes, Ostomy supplies, tracheostomy care, urologicals and catheters, and wound care products. Many different companies manufacture medical supplies depending on the type of medical supplies needed. Companies such as 3M, Becton Dickinson, American Diagnostic Corporation, Coloplast, and ConvaTec manufacture medical supplies designed more for hospitals and doctors' offices while companies such as Nearly Me, Accu-Chek, and Omron create medical supplies products designed more for use at home.
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