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General: Edit

  • Anti-grav lift - An anti-grav lift is the 24th century equivalent of a stretcher. It uses technology similar to that of a hovercraft or anti-grav sled to "defy" gravity.
  • Biobed - The biobed was the standard diagnostic facility available in a sickbay. Physicals, surgeries, and other medical procedures were all performed on biobeds.
  • Biological Sample Kit - A biological sample kit was a containment carrying case made for the transport of biological specimen. The Starfleet biological sample kit was provided by the Starfleet Medical Surgeon General under order 315. It contained a stasis field, a sterile lock, and an application on the side referred to Starfleet biological sample protocol 7751-7.
  • Cast - A cast was a medical device used to immobilize a body part which has sustained an injury, such as a broken bone. It encases the affected part with a solid material to prevent motion which might worsen the injury.
  • Cryostasis - Cryogenic stasis, otherwise known as cryostasis or cryogenic suspension, is a form of sleep that appears very much like death.
  • Cryostasis Chamber - A cryostasis chamber, also known as a cryochamber, a cryostasis tube or a cryotube, was a storage device used to preserve living beings at cryogenic temperatures for later revival.
  • Decompression Chamber - The decompression chamber (pressure chamber) was a standard-equipment chamber located in the medical lab. It was designed to treat illnesses caused by decompression sickness, such as that suffered by crewmen exposed to explosive decompression and the vacuum of space.
  • Emergency Medical Holographic Program - The Emergency Medical Holographic program (EMH) is a sophisticated hologram developed in the early 2370s by Starfleet and used on most Federation starships and starbases in the late 24th century. It was designed to provide short-term advanced assistance during emergencies in sickbay to the extent of literally replacing a starship's medical officer. The formal name of the program was EMH Program AK-1 Diagnostic and Surgical Subroutine Omega-323. As of 2392, there have been five versions of the EMH, called Mark I, II, III, IV and V.
  • Gurney - A gurney was a metal bed on which medical patients could be placed, particularly in an emergency situation. Gurneys had wheels to allow quick and easy movement without disturbing the patient, as well as straps to hold the patient in place during such movement.
  • Hypospray - A hypospray (hypo) is a medical device used to inject liquids into the body. The system used a noninvasive transport mechanism of compressed air to transfer the injectant from the device into the subdermal layer below the skin of the body, or artery. This was done without the use of a needle, ensuring that the skin was not punctured during use, thus reducing the risk of infection or pain at the site of injection. Various drugs could be used, inserted into the hypo in vials attached to the end of the instrument.
  • Isotropic Restraint - An isotropic restraint was a medical device used to prevent any movement from a patient.
  • Long-term Medical Holographic Program - The Long-term Medical Holographic program (LMH) was an attempt by Dr. Lewis Zimmerman to extend the usability of his previous work, the Emergency Medical Holographic program, for use as a fully-fledged medical officer on isolated bases and outposts where resources may be limited. Zimmerman began this project after receiving a request from Starfleet to enhance the lifespan of the EMH in mid-2373. The project was cancelled in 2377, but the EMH Mk V 
  • Micro-suture - A smaller version of a surgical suture used for holding small tissues like veins and arteries together.
  • Medical Kit - Medikits, are pouches used by Starfleet medical practitioners and officers that contain medical equipment for away teams as well as aboard starships and starbases for emergency medical situations. 
  • Neck Brace - A neck brace was a medical restraint used to keep the neck motionless to allow proper healing of injuries.
  • Reflex Hammer - A reflex hammer is a medical instrument used by practitioners to test deep tendon reflexes. Testing for reflexes is an important part of the neurological physical examination in order to detect abnormalities in the central or peripheral nervous system. 
  • Splint - A splint was an ancient medical concept that uses two flat pieces of wood or plastic, wrapped with a bandage to keep a broken bone immobile. According to Doctor Katherine Pulaski, it is a time-honored way of practicing medicine "with your head, your heart, and your hands."
  • Stasis Unit - A stasis chamber (also called a stasis unit, stasis pod, stasis tube, or bio-pod) is a device used to preserve life. It is often a coffin-shaped device designed for the preservation of critically injured or terminally ill patients until their conditions could be stabilized in a fully equipped medical facility. The stasis unit suspended all cellular activity and disease processes, keeping the patient from succumbing to their illness or injury for an indefinite period. The device was not meant for saving a dead patient. However, it could preserve brain activity for a few hours at most. Time was required to get the ailing patient into the unit before they succumbed, presumably so that more time was available as they came out of stasis to effect proper treatment.
  • Stryker OrthoLav - The OrthoLav was a piece of medical equipment used on Earth in the 20th century. It was manufactured by Stryker.
  • Surgical Support Frame - The surgical support frame was a commonly used medical device on board Federation starships present in the 23rd century and afterward. The frame was equipped with a steri-field, cardiostimulator and other support and scanning functions for surgical procedures.
  • Suture - A surgical suture is a medical device used to hold body tissues together after an injury or surgery. 
  • Tongue Depressor - A tongue depressor was a flat wooden stick that was used to immobilize a patient's tongue to allow a doctor a clear view of the individual's throat.
  • Wheelchair - A wheelchair was a device used to permit locomotion in a humanoid who was unable to use his or her legs due to accident, disease, or natural causes. It could be wheeled or be supported by analogous anti-gravity generators.

Monitors and Scanners: Edit

  • Biocomputer - A biocomputer was an information storage and processing device utilized by Starfleet in the 23rd century, specifically geared towards medical and life sciences tasks. These are no longer used, all medical data is stored in the starship's or starbase's medical database of the central computer core.
  • Biofunction Monitor - The biofunction monitor was a small display located at the head of biobeds. It gave continually updated information on patient vital signs, such as pulse, respiration, temperature, and brain activity. They are a staple of starship and starbase sickbays since the NX-class.
  • Detronal Scanner - The detronal scanner was a handheld device which could read and interpret the genetic structure of living tissue.
  • Electron Resonance Scanner - An electron resonance scanner was a piece of medical equipment which could be used to examine DNA. It worked on a sub-molecular level and its imaging resolution could be changed. It was even possible to look at a DNA base pair sequence.
  • K3 Indicator - The K3 indicator was among the instruments of the 23rd century biobed. This instrument, not normally active, measured the level of pain experienced by a patient.
  • Medical Tricorder - The medical tricorder is a specialized version of the standard Starfleet tricorder. It was equipped with sensors and analysis software tailored for medical diagnostic purposes. They were usually the first tool a Starfleet doctor utilized when assessing a patient's condition. Medical tricorders can function aboard ship in sickbay as well as on away missions. The current version is the TR-600, Tricorder Mk11.
  • Medical Scanner - The medical scanner was a medical device utilized by Starfleet medical personnel in the 2260s. Similar in size and function to the hand scanner of the medical tricorder, the medical scanner was a small, portable unit designed to function separately from the tricorder and diagnose by means of auditory emissions.
  • Molecular Scanner - A molecular scanner is a medical scanning device used by the Cardassians, with superior resolution to a standard Starfleet medical tricorder.
  • Neural Monitor - A neural monitor is a medical device that monitors nervous system activity.
  • Neurocortical Monitor - A neurocortical monitor, sometimes shortened to cortical monitor, was a small tricorder sensor used to record a complete encephalographic profile by tracking and recording a patient's neural functions. It was placed on the parietal bone and could be programmed to send an alert to sickbay if it detected any unusual neurological activity.
  • Phoretic Analyzer - A phoretic analyzer is a medical device which separates and analyzes individual molecules of complex substances.
  • Portable Electronic Microscope - A portable electronic microscope was a piece of 23rd century medical technology designed for use in analyzing microorganisms.
  • Psychotricorder - The psychotricorder was a Starfleet tricorder specifically programmed for a psychologist's use in analyzing a patient. This version of the tricorder scanned specific brainwave patterns during questioning of the patient, and was helpful in diagnosis and treatment of mental ailments and disorders. It may have possessed a hypnosis-assist subroutine, as well as subroutines for lie-detection and amnesia analysis. The device was normally operated by an assistant technician while the attending psychologist directed the patient.
  • Reader Tube - A reader tube was a multipurpose piece of mid-23rd century medical technology, specifically designed for field use, and typically issued with a standard medkit. It was also commonly used in sickbay surgeries as well. 
  • Sensor Cluster - The sensor cluster is a large, circular array of sensors. Such an array was located above the primary biobed in Starfleet sickbays. This unit contained a number of sophisticated biosensors, and could also project a force field for restraining patients or maintaining a sterile environment. 
  • Subdermal Bioprobe - A subdermal bioprobe was a medical device that could be inserted under the skin of a subject to record data, which could then be analyzed with a physiometric program. It could also incorporate a homing beacon, allowing a transporter lock to be established on the individual.

Surgical Instruments: Edit

  • Autosuture - The autosuture is a medical device, descended from the 20th century suture, that was used as early as the 22nd century. By the late 24th century this technology was laser-based.
  • Cellular Microsutures - Cellular microsutures were used to stitch internal organs.
  • Emergency Surgical Kit - The emergency surgical kit was a supplemental field kit in the 2260s, used when the medical tricorder and medkit's contents were inadequate for the treatment of major trauma. It presumably contained laser scalpels, protoplasers, and additional medications for sterilization, anesthesia, and pain relief.
  • Exoscalpel - The exoscalpel was a precision surgical instrument, and the medical version of a laser scalpel. It employed laser beams to make an incision in skin or other tissue. After completion of surgery, a dermal regenerator could be used to repair the cut tissue.
  • Laser Scalpel - The laser scalpel was a specialized medical instrument used for creating incisions in various tissues. It used a finely-tuned laser beam to make cuts. This device was available in different wavelengths for varied cutting strength and depth.
  • Scalpel - A scalpel was a medical tool used to create incisions. Considered crude by 24th century standards, their function was usually taken over by laser scalpels.
  • Sonic Separator - The sonic separator was a medical device in use in the 2260s, typically during brain surgery.
  • Steri-field - A sterile field or steri-field was a radiation field, standard on Starfleet operating tables, which kept the surgical site completely sterile. The surgeon's hands and medical instruments were automatically sterilized each time they entered and exited the field. The field was activated manually. The steri-field replaced 20th century "scrubbing in" and sterile preps before surgery.
  • Sub-dermal Scalpel - A subdermal scalpel is a medical device utilized by Starfleet in the 24th century.
  • Surgical Support Frame - The surgical support frame was a commonly used medical device on board Federation starships present in the 23rd century and afterward. The frame was equipped with a steri-field, cardiostimulator and other support and scanning functions for surgical procedures.
  • Syringe - A syringe was a medical device used to inject small amounts of drugs or to take blood samples. Syringes were in use on Earth for many centuries but were no longer used in the 23rd century, when hyposyringes and hyposprays were employed instead.
  • Tri-laser Connector - The tri-laser connector was a medical device in use during the 2260s. Tri-laser connectors were found in the surgical kit of a medical tricorder. The device is used to finely join individual nerve connections.

Tissue Regeneration: Edit

  • Bioregenerative Field - A bioregenerative field was a radiant energy field used to accelerate cell growth. The sample was submerged in a liquid before being exposed to the field. It could be used to accelerate the cellular development of DNA fragments to reconstruct DNA sequences.
  • Bio-temporal Chamber - The bio-temporal chamber was a device invented by The Doctor in 2379 in an alternate timeline, for the purpose of exposing Kes, who was reaching the end of her life, to a biotemporal field, which would theoretically push her cells to an earlier stage of entropic decay, thereby extending her life. The treatment had an unexpected side-effect, however, when it reactivated in Kes's cells dormant chroniton particles to which she had been exposed in 2374, due to an encounter with a Krenim chroniton torpedo. This had the effect of causing Kes to jump backwards in time at random intervals, essentially living her life in reverse. When Kes arrived in 2373, and explained what was happening to the crew of USS Voyager, The Doctor used a bio-temporal chamber to expose Kes to a precisely modulated field of antichronitons in an attempt to purge her system of the chronitons, and bring her back into temporal sync with the rest of the crew. When Kes was exposed to the antichronitons, she experienced a series of jumps, all the way back to her conception, after which she returned to 2373, regaining all of her memories of her life up to that point.
  • Burn Chamber - A burn chamber is a medical device used to treat burned flesh in sickbay aboard the USS Enterprise-D. Geordi La Forge's severely-burned hands were healed using this device after being injured using an Interface suit. 
  • Cellular Regeneration and Entertainment Chamber - The cellular regeneration and entertainment chamber was a device developed by Doctor Elias Giger in the 2370s. According to its designer, the chamber was designed to keep cells energized by "teaching" them "new mitochondrial tricks". The chamber functioned by transmitting biogenic energy on a chromoelectric wavelength, to send "uplifting and entertaining" messages to cellular nuclei. Giger predicted that, by spending eight hours a day in the machine, one's life span could be extended indefinitely – effectively bestowing immortality on the user. Necessary supplies required for its operation included anaerobic metabolites suspended in a hydrosaline solution and a neodymium power cell. The device emitted highly charged polaric particles when in operation. Federation scientists, however, were extremely doubtful about the practicality of Giger's theory. Weyoun became interested in the chamber during a visit to Deep Space 9 in 2373, but it remains unknown whether his own background in "creative genetics" gave him any real insight into the workings of the chamber.
  • Dermal Regenerator - The dermal regenerator is a common, easily operable medical tool used by several civilizations to heal minor skin wounds, such as cuts and burns. The dermal regenerator could also be used to revert surgically modified skin to its normal state, as well as to remove scars. It could also be used to simulate wounds or burns.
  • Osteogenic Stimulator - An osteogenic stimulator was a medical tool used to stimulate the natural repair of broken or fractured bones. Some shuttlecraft were equipped with osteogenic stimulators as part of their emergency medkits, but they could only heal minor fractures. More serious fractures required treatment at a medical facility on board a starship or at a starbase.
  • Osteo-regenerator - An osteo-regenerator is a medical device used to regenerate bone which is damaged.
  • Protoplaser - A protoplaser was a medical device used in wound treatment. Anabolic protoplasers were specialized versions of protoplasers.

Tissue Applications: Edit

  • Cytoplasmic Stimulator - A cytoplasmic stimulator was a medical device that stimulated the production of cytoplasm in body cells. This device could be replicated.
  • Dermal Stimulator - The dermal stimulator was a Starfleet medical instrument used in cosmetic facial alterations.
  • Genetronic Replicator - The genetronic replicator was a revolutionary medical device developed by Dr. Toby Russell. The genetronic replicator could scan the genetic information in a damaged organ, and replicate an entirely new, healthy organ for replacement.
  • Genotron - The genotron was a Vidiian medical device that could convert genetic material from matter to energy and back again as a complete organism.
  • Physiostimulator - A physiostimulator is a medical instrument in use aboard the USS Enterprise in 2268. It was used to stimulate cardiopulmonary and neural activity in comatose or near-comatose patients. Ship's chief physician Dr. Leonard McCoy used a physiostimulator to return Captain James T. Kirk to consciousness after the latter was subjected to a "Vulcan death grip" aboard a Romulan vessel.
  • Protodynoplaser - A protodynoplaser was a medical application used to stabilize a patient's immune system.
  • Spray Applicator - The spray applicator was a medical device standard in medkits from the 2260s to 2270s. It was capable of dispensing a wide variety of topical liquids, foams and gels. The spray applicator was routinely preloaded with a flesh-colored suspension of a coagulant, numbing anesthetic, and antibiotic.
  • T-cell Stimulator - A T-cell stimulator is a medical device that can be used to stabilize a patient's immune system by stimulating T-cells, as the name implies.
  • Tissue Mitigator - A tissue mitigator was a medical device used to stop cell regeneration during any surgical precedure.

Cardiovascular Applications: Edit

  • Blood-gas Infuser - A blood-gas infuser was a medical device used to supply a body with oxygen. It could not, however, replace the function of the lungs on a long-term basis.
  • Cardiostimulator - The cardiostimulator was a Federation medical device used to restart a stopped heart.
  • Plasma Infusion Unit - A plasma infusion unit was a medical device used to infuse blood plasma into a patient.
  • Thrombic Modulator - A thrombic modulator was a medical instrument used by Starfleet medical personnel as early as 2374. A conical shaped device, it is used to change the coagulation ratio of blood within the body, most likely to prevent thrombosis.
  • Vascular Adhesive - Vascular adhesive was a component of Tessic's species medical equipment used to heal injured arteries.
  • Vascular Regenerator - A vascular regenerator was a device used to repair blood vessels and stop bleeding. High alcohol levels in the blood might inhibit its function, though compensating for it might be attempted.
  • Vaso-stimulator - A vasostimulator was a type of 22nd century Vulcan medical device used in stimulating blood vessels.

Neurological Applications: Edit

  • Brain Circuitry Pattern - A brain circuitry pattern, or BCP, was a readout of a patient's hyperencephalogram, exhibited on a viewscreen as different linear changes of the subject's brain activity. The BCP was considered a unique characteristic for every individual, akin to fingerprints, making that individual's hyperencephalogram an important part of his or her medical record.
  • Cortical Inhibitor - A cortical inhibitor was a device used to control theta wave activity in the brain.
  • Cortical Stimulator - The cortical stimulator was a medical device used to revive neural activity in the nervous system of critical patients by delivering an electrical shock to induce brain activity. It was almost always attached to the temples or foreheads of humanoids. Cortical stimulators were standard equipment in the sickbays of Starfleet vessels in the 24th century.
  • Cranial Implant - A cranial implant was a device that was installed directly into an individual's brain. The Cardassians use cranial implants in Obsidian Order operatives. When authorized by the head of the Obsidian Order, operatives (such as Elim Garak) were fitted with a cranial implant that stimulated the production of endorphins, allowing them to resist torture. Borg drones possessed a variety of cranial implants.
  • Delta-wave Inducer - A delta-wave inducer was used during an operation to keep the patient asleep; it also increased the body's natural endorphin production to help accelerate the healing process.
  • Hyperencephalogram - A hyperencephalogram was a 23rd century medical analysis of brain-wave activity, measured as a brain circuitry pattern, or BCP. It may have been the natural descendant of the 20th century electroencephalogram, or EEG. The BCP was considered a unique characteristic for every individual, akin to fingerprints, making that individual's hyperencephalogram an important part of his or her medical record. An individual's hyperencephalogram could be altered if interfered with by another resident brain-wave activity, such as an invading telepathic or noncorporeal lifeform.
  • Intraspinal Inhibitor - An intraspinal inhibitor was a drug which induced paralysis by inhibiting the signals in the spinal cord.
  • Motor Assist Band - Motor assist bands are 24th century pieces of medical equipment. They are small, rectangular devices attached to a strap and designed to be wrapped around a humanoid limb. They were designed to create electrical impulses in damaged tissue, or route weak nervous signals around nonfunctional tissue. Although they were very sophisticated devices, it could take several days and even weeks to master their use and even then, patients rarely recovered one hundred percent of their mobility. The motor assist bands were also used to train the nervous system of a patient before surgery to implant neural transducers.
  • Myelin Regenerator - A myelin regenerator was a 24th century medical device used to regenerate the myelin sheath of a nerve.
  • Neural Caliper - The neural caliper was a small device often used as part of the preparation for surgery. It was placed on the patient's forehead and, when activated, it caused the patient to lose consciousness.
  • Neural Interface - A neural interface was a technology that allowed a direct connection to be formed between a computer system and an individual's brain. Technologies which utilized neural interfaces included telepresence units, the Kohl suspended animation system, and multitronic engrammatic interpreters.
  • Neural Implant - A neural implant was a piece of medical technology surgically implanted into the brain. A neural implant translated delta-compressed wavelength patterns into brainwave patterns that could be understood by the host.
  • Neural Neutralizer - The neural neutralizer was a device used at the Tantalus Penal Colony in 2266, and perhaps earlier. It was an outgrowth of experimental beam neutralization technologies developed on Earth. It consisted of a room containing a chair in which the patient sat. Above the patient was the beam emitter, a round orange lens. A windowed alcove connected to the room housed the control panel and space for the therapist, who could view the patient through the window. Operation of the device was straightforward. One control turned the device on and off, and another selected the intensity of the beam. The therapist could communicate with the patient through a microphone. The remainder of the control panel consisted of status indicator lamps. The neural neutralizer was somewhat effective as a means of implanting suggestions. It created in the patient a profound sense of loneliness, also described as an "emptiness". Anything said to the patient while he was in this state would become his own thoughts. The effectiveness varied according to the complexity of the suggestion, the number of times it had been repeated, the volume of the beam, the strength of the patient's will, and the degree to which the suggestion was opposed by his own desires. Long term or repeated exposure could produce profound mental illness and synaptic damage. Additionally, the "emptying" effect could be immediately lethal.
  • Neural Pad - A neural pad was a small device used to connect the nervous system of two individuals via a medical tricorder. It converted brain waves into electromagnetic patterns and vice versa. These patterns could be relayed through a medical tricorder in order to control the autonomic functions of a person whose brain stem was damaged. A neural pad was placed at the base of the skull, one on the patient and one on a volunteer. When connected, the brain of the volunteer could regulate the autonomic functions of the patient for a short period of time. A neural pad could be used to stabilize a patient when his or her injuries were too extensive to make use of a transporter. After this link, the volunteer needed to be given a full bioscan to make sure that there were no side effects, as the volunteer would noticeably be affected by this procedure.
  • Neural Resonator - A neural resonator was a weapon component used by the Vidiians, which stunned the target as a prelude to organ harvesting. The bio-probe of the Vidiians incorporated a neural resonator, as well as a quantum imaging scanner.
  • Neural Stimulator - A neural stimulator was a medical instrument used to stimulate particular areas of a humanoid brain.
  • Neural Transducer - Neural transducers were small devices used to restore mobility to physically disabled individuals. They could pick up the neural signals from the brain and then stimulate the appropriate muscles. The implants were generally not one hundred percent effective, but did allow a patient to recover most mobility. Motor assist bands were first used to train the patient's nervous system before surgery.
  • Neuralyte Probe - A neuralyte probe was a device used to obtain a tissue sample from the brain.
  • Neurolytic Emitter - A neurolytic emitter was a medical device utilized by Ramuran tracers to erase the memories of those captured after attempting to leave their homeworld of Ramura. The emitters were used to eliminate all their experiences with the outside world, thus easing their reintegration into Ramuran society. The effects of the emitter were irreversible.
  • Neurolytic Restraint - A neurolytic restraint was a device used by the Orion Syndicate to ensure obedience in slaves prior to their purchase. The restraint operated by inducing convulsive seizures in the subject through use of a remote control, and was fatal if the subject traveled beyond a specified radius.
  • Somnetic Inducer - A somnetic inducer was a medical device that could be used if a patient suffered from insomnia. The somnetic inducer was simply put next to the bed of the sleepless person and would help the patient fall asleep.
  • Synaptic Stimulator - A synaptic stimulator was a small device capable of directly accessing an individual's nervous system.

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Respiratory Applications: Edit

  • Breathing Tube - A breathing tube or breathing device, as the name suggests, was a structure which was designed to assist with respiration. These were often used by species who were living or working among other beings with different environmental requirements for breathing mixtures.
  • Pulmonary Scanner - A pulmonary scanner was used for analysis of the respiratory system.

Nanotechnology: Edit

  • Microvirus - A microvirus was a genetically engineered microorganism designed to attack cells with a certain DNA sequence. These viruses attached to parasympathetic nerves, blocking the function of the enzyme cholinesterase and with it autonomic nerve impulses.
  • Nanite - A nanite was a microscopic robotic device and a form of nanotechnology.
  • Nanoprobe - Nanoprobes were microscopic robotic devices used by the Borg for the primary purpose of assimilation. Injected into a target's bloodstream via assimilation tubules, the nanoprobes immediately began to take over the host cells' functions. Nanoprobes could also be modified for a variety of medical and technical tasks.

Organ replacements: Edit

  • Artificial Lung - An artigicial lung was a device able to completely replace a lung in case of major injury.
  • Biosynthetic Limb - A biosynthetic limb was a prosthetic limb made for patients who had lost limbs through injury or disease. The limb could replace the functionality of the original one in terms of both sensation and movement although it required both physiotherapy and counseling for this to be achieved. There were some instances where biosynthetic limbs have failed, not due to the limb itself but due to neural trauma in the wound of the damaged limb, which would hinder the bio-electric signals required for the synthetic muscles to function as with a "real" limb.
  • Cardiac Implant/Artificial Heart - An artificial heart, also known as a cardiac implant, was a device able to completely replace a heart in case of a major injury. Artificial hearts were more susceptible to weapon blasts, such as those caused by a compressed teryon beam, than the Human heart.
  • Neural Implant - A neural implant was a piece of medical technology surgically implanted into the brain. A neural implant translated delta-compressed wavelength patterns into brainwave patterns that could be understood by the host.
  • Ocular Implant - An ocular implant was a medical device designed to replace or augment a damaged or missing visual organ. A common medical prosthesis in the United Federation of Planets as early as the 2360s, Starfleet doctor Katherine Pulaski had performed several surgeries involving implants during her career. In 2365, the doctor offered the procedure to USS Enterprise-D chief engineer Geordi La Forge, who declined based on his belief that the technology was not yet advanced enough to afford the same visual range as a VISOR. By 2373, advances in ocular implants allowed them to have improved ablities over the VISOR.
  • Parthenogenic Implant - Parthenogenic implant was the generic name for a medical device which was placed within a patient's body.
  • Sensor Web - A sensor web was an array of sensors that could be worn over ordinary clothing. Sensor webs were utilized by the blind in the 23rd century to help carry out normal lives. These fell out of use with the introduction of ocular implants the VISORs.
  • VISOR - The VISOR, acronym for Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement, was a medical device used in the Federation to aid patients who had suffered loss of eyesight or who were born blind. The VISOR detected electromagnetic signals across the entire EM spectrum between 1 Hz and 100,000 THz and transmitted those signals to the brain through neural implants in the temples of the individual via delta-compressed wavelengths. The result was a vastly different visual acuity, with VISOR-wearers able to see in the infrared and ultraviolet ranges and beyond. To Human eyes with good vision, the images relayed through the VISOR could seem disorienting and unfamiliar.

Facilities: Edit

  • Aid Station - Locations aboard Starfleet facilities for quick first aid treatment when a Sickbay isn't close. These are typically manned by a medically trained NCO or Warrant Officer, and provide quick first aid and trauma support to sick and injured. Aid Stations can also be set up by Starfleet Marines close to battle lines as needed and operate the same way as those aboard Starfleet facilities.
  • Hospital - A hospital or health center is a non-Starfleet or Military place of medical, surgical, or psychiatric care for the sick or injured.
  • Infirmary - A generic term for a place where the infirm or sick are lodged for care and treatment. Sometimes the medical facilities aboard a starbase is referred to as the infirmary.
  • Sickbay - Sickbay was the main medical center aboard Federation starships. The section was presided over by the chief medical officer (CMO), a senior staff member. The CMO was supported by various doctors and nurses. The area was also used for certain analyses of new lifeforms a starship might encounter, and for developing treatments for unknown diseases or illnesses. When rendering aid to a stricken planet or spacecraft, the sickbay staff treated and cared for the wounded. On starbases, sickbay is sometimes called the infirmary.

 

Medical texts: Edit

  • Gray's Anatomy - Gray's Anatomy was a Human medical reference work that was frequently regarded as a key text in Earth and Federation medicine.
  • Leonard McCoy's Comparative Alien Physiology - Comparative Alien Physiology was a medical textbook written by Leonard McCoy. It is of sufficient importance to be included in the medical database of Federation starships and starbases.
  • "Linear Models of Viral Propagation" - Linear Models of Viral Propagation was a research paper written by Katherine Pulaski early in her medical career, on the way in which viruses spread throughout the body. It was considered to be ground-breaking, and became the standard on the subject. By 2365, the paper was still held up as the textbook model.
  • Manitoba Journal of Interplanetary Psychology - The Manitoba Journal of Interplanetary Psychology was a 24th century professional psychology publication produced in Manitoba, Canada on Earth.
  • A Survey on Cygnian Respiratory Diseases - The paper titled A Survey on Cygnian Respiratory Diseases was a medical text dealing with the various diseases that have been known to affect the respiratory system.