This page is intended to provide a foundation for artificial organ technology in Furscape. It is supplemental material, aimed at players wishing to create characters with cybernetic enhancements. - Hagalaz
An artificial organ is a man-made device that is implanted or integrated into a human to replace a natural organ, for the purpose of restoring a specific function or a group of related functions so the patient may return to as normal a life as possible. The replaced function doesn't necessarily have to be related to life support, but often is.
Implied by this definition is the fact that the device must not be continuously tethered to a stationary power supply, or other stationary resources, such as filters or chemical processing units. Thus a dialysis machine, while a very successful and critically important life support device that completely replaces the duties of a kidney, is not an artificial organ.
Most organs present inside a recom's torso can be replaced with artificial organs. As a general rule, this is done as a temporary basis while the recipient is awaiting autologous cloned organ replacement. Rather than list which organs are available, the following is a list of organs that cannot be permanently replaced: