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Synonyms for matrix

a hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance


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Synonyms for matrix

(mathematics) a rectangular array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns

(geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded

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an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)

the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded

the formative tissue at the base of a nail

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mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface

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Pathologic fracture through a unicameral bone cyst of the pelvis: CT-guided percutaneous curettage, biopsy, and bone matrix injection.
The UCB-1 (NELL-1) protein is currently utilized with a carrier (scaffold) of DBX demineralized bone matrix which is produced by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF).
The purpose of this work is to present a surgical alternative in the treatment of the dental fusions through the placement of demineralized human bone matrix (DHBM) (Grafton Putty)*, immediately after the separation and extraction of the fused tooth to the permanent one.
The bovine collagen of the OP-1 Device has a histologic appearance similar to that of a demineralized bone matrix material (Figure 12), whereas the collagen sponge used with BMP-2 for the Infuse device is a tight network of collagen fibers.
Because most of this protein is incorporated into the bone matrix (14), the initial increase might reflect a sudden liberation in the course of fracture or during the initial stage of bone resorption, as suggested by other studies (10, 11).
The bone matrix consists largely of a protein called osteocalcin.
These modifications occur during bone formation as type I collagen is deposited within the bone matrix. Crosslinks are formed enzymatically among three specific amino acids (hydroxylysine or lysine residues) present within two adjacent but staggered collagen molecules.
Such findings were then expressed in terms of peak ratios, with larger ratios reflecting an increase in the size and maturity of the crystals and an increase in the pyridinoline cross-links in collagen, both of which reflect a deterioration in the quality of the bone matrix, Dr.
The adjacent bone matrix is loaded with growth factors.
OPN is one of the major noncollagenous proteins in bone matrix, but its functions in mediating stress on bone are poorly understood.
However, in this case, the decrease with !ow dietary zinc might indicate a decrease in bone matrix metalloproteinases (collagenases) dependent on zinc for their activity.
Next, they treated the muscle with osteogenin and demineralized bone matrix, two substances that promote the growth of bone cells.
Medtronic announced the Japanese launch of the Grafton Demineralized Bone Matrix bone grafting product for spine and orthopedic procedures.
Biologics company Vivex Biomedical Inc said on Friday that it has published the peer-reviewed study of its cellular bone matrix product, VIA Graft, for spinal fusion surgery with exceptional clinical results.