A highly inert silicone rubber that has wide use for medical applications. The term silastic comes from the combination of the words silicone and plastic.

[intlink id=”407″ type=”post”]Laryngologists[/intlink] commonly place silastic implants into flaccid, [intlink id=”493″ type=”post”]paralyzed vocal cords[/intlink] in order to plump and firm them up so that they can serve as better partners to the non-paralyzed cord. See also: medialization laryngoplasty.