calcification


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a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)

tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts

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an inflexible and unchanging state

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10-14) The cited authors explained localization of the nannobacteria on/in grain of mineral deposits as a cause and effect of the membrane-induced mechanism of calcification.
Artery calcification was seen in 530 women, or 12pc of the total.
The method is based on the knowledge that calcified regions in the breast show up as blurred areas in MRIs--a result of the magnetic properties of calcifications being slightly different from those of normal soft tissue.
The Phospholipid Reduction Treatment (PRT), a proprietary advanced tissue treatment, is intended to prevent the potential calcification of the Mitroflow bioprosthetic valve.
This serum glycoprotein functions as a de-mineralizing agent by solubilizing, and facilitating in the removal of unwanted calcium-phosphate minerals that form as a result of calcification process [2].
Restoring adequate Klotho levels to the rodents with CKD markedly improved renal function and blood chemistry and reduced vascular calcification.
For example, in validated models of atherosclerosis, calcium-deficient diets increase the rate of tissue calcification by 170% while calcium-supplemented diets, on the other hand, reduce calcification by 62%.
It remains unclear whether the unexpectedly higher prevalence of cardiovascular calcification in younger bisphosphonate users in MESA is the result of their likely shorter duration of treatment, differential drug effects, age-related differences in the pathogenesis of calcification, indication bias related to osteoporosis, or even chance, Dr.
Comment: Coronary artery calcification is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular-disease related mortality.
It is also important to be aware of other calcification patterns associated with vascular pathology, such as vascular malformations and aneurysms.
It is too early to know for sure, but there is provocative evidence that what members already do to protect against atherosclerosis and bone loss also prevents calcification of the aortic valve.
Petrification of the auricle has been attributed to ectopic ossification, dystrophic calcification, and metastatic calcification:
In this study, we found that calcification and respiration of the Zhikong scallop (Chlamys farreri) are likely to be severely affected by increasing acidification.