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Synonyms for ligament

that which unites or binds

Words related to ligament

a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs

any connection or unifying bond

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It was assessed by irregular junction between periodontal ligament and bone margin and recorded as present or absent.
A minimal handling and an atraumatic extraction to preserve the intact periodontal ligaments and Hertwig's root sheath should be considered.
Zhao, "In vitro mechanical loading models for periodontal ligament cells: from two-dimensional to three-dimensional models," Archives of Oral Biology, vol.
Tran et al., "In vivo measurements and numerical analysis of the biomechanical characteristics of the human periodontal ligament," Annals of Anatomy-Anatomischer Anzeiger, vol.
Periodontal ligament stem cells are capable of self-regeneration, unlimited division and differentiation, and have ab immunomodulatory character.
Thus, any periodontal ligament tissue which later might develop coronally to the notch in the root surface will be formed de novo and clearly distinguishable in the histological sections.
Kapila, "Implications of cultured periodontal ligament cells for the clinical and experimental setting: a review," Archives of Oral Biology, vol.
[PAR.sub.1] involvement in periodontal tissue metabolism has been suggested by several in vitro studies which have shown expression of its receptor by the periodontal cells such as human gingival fibroblasts, gingival epithelial cells, periodontal ligament cells, osteoblasts, and monocytic cells and presence of its possible activators, thrombin, plasmin, MMPs, and gingipains, in the periodontal environment (Table 2).
When an orthodontic force is applied to a tooth, it creates areas of tension and compression in the periodontal ligament (PDL).
The periodontium has a limited capacity for regeneration, probably due to changes in periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) phenotype.
Evaluation of Platelet-Rich Plasma Effect at different times and concentrations on periodontal ligament fibroblast and osteoblast viability
If left untreated, gingivitis will progress to periodontitis, a gradual destruction of the structures that hold teeth in position These structures are gingiva, bone, periodontal ligament and cementum, a bonelike substance covering the root of a tooth.
Periodontal tissues include alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, cementum and gums.
The periodontitis is an inflammatory disease in periodontal tissue involving gingiva, cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone.