ossification


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Synonyms for ossification

the developmental process of bone formation

the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material

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the process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior

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hardened conventionality

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The patient was discharged on indomethacin 25 mg orally three times daily for 6 weeks as prophylaxis against heterotopic ossification.
After administration of CrVI to the pregnant mice 6-12 days of gestation results were examined as there is incomplete or totally absent ossification in vertebral and facial as well as pelvic regions.
1-3) There is some evidence to suggest that there may also be a correlation between ossification of the stylohyoid ligaments and ligamentous ossification of the cervical spine in patients with DISH.
Management of thoracic myelopathy caused by ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament combined with ossification of the ligamentum flavum – A retrospective study.
The ossification is in a woven bone pattern, lacking any osteoblastic rimming, and often characterized by wandering curved, Chinese character-like bony trabeculae.
Acute airway obstruction secondary to vocal fold heterotopic ossification.
Key words: Heterotopic ossification, gunshot, avian, golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
Mesenteritis ossificans, also known as heterotopic mesenteric ossification (HMO), refers to a reactive bone formation in the adipose tissue of the mesentery which is frequently related to repetitive abdominal surgery, tumors, intra-abdominal infections, or trauma.
Ossification of the skeleton is considered an important indicator of maturity and in rats starts around the 15-16th GD (Fritz & Hess, 1970).
Broader data reveal that the regulatory mechanisms currently in place work just fine and regulatory ossification is hardly a government-wide problem.
Even tenured professor Camille Paglia noted: "Unfortunately, tenure has led to the ossification of American education.
In this stage, ossification is beginning in the chondrocranium.
Bone formation can ensue by two different processes both derived from primitive mesenchymal tissue: intramembranous or endochondral ossification [1-3].