A medical accessory is an instrument, apparatus, implant, in vitro reagent, or agnate or accompanying commodity that is acclimated to diagnose, prevent, or amusement ache or added conditions, and does not accomplish its purposes through actinic activity aural or on the physique (which would accomplish it a drug). Whereas alleviative articles (also alleged pharmaceuticals) accomplish their arch activity by pharmacological, metabolic or immunological means, medical accessories act by added agency like physical, mechanical, or thermal means.
Medical protective gear accessories alter abundantly in complication and application. Examples ambit from simple accessories such as argot depressors, medical thermometers, and disposable gloves to avant-garde accessories such as computers which abetment in the conduct of medical testing, implants, and prostheses. The architecture of medical accessories constitutes a above articulation of the acreage of biomedical engineering.