calcification

[n] - tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts 2. [n] - an inflexible and unchanging state 3. [n] - a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
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Calcification

the process of hardening through the deposition of lime salts.
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calcification

Form of mineralization in which organic tissue becomes hardened by deposition of calcium salts within its substance.
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Calcification

Calcium collecting in the body tissues. In breast tissue, can be picked up on a mammogram. Calcification itself is harmless in the breast, but particular patterns of calcification may be a sign of breast cancer.
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Calcification

the depositing of calcium salts in the body, which occurs normally in teeth and bones but abnormally in injured muscles and narrowed arteries
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Calcification

The hardening of organic tissue caused by the accumulation of calcium.
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Calcification

Calcification: The process of building bone by suffusing tissues with calcium salts. Also called ossification.
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Calcification

Cal`ci·fi·ca'tion (kăl`sĭ*fĭ*kā'shŭn) noun (Physiol.) The process of change into a stony or calcareous substance by the deposition of lime salt; -- normally, as in the formation of bone and of teeth; abnormally, as in calcareous degeneration of tissue.
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calcification

<biochemistry> The process by which organic tissue becomes hardened by a deposit of calcium salts within its substance. ... Origin: L. Facere = to make. ... (21 Mar 1998) ...
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calcification

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

noun tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
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calcification

(kal″sĭ-fĭ-ka´shәn) the deposit of calcium salts, mostly calcium phosphate, in body tissues. The normal absorption of calcium is facilitated by parathyroid hormone and vitamin D. When there are increased amounts of parathyroid hormone in the blood (as in hyperparathyroidism), there is deposition of calci...
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Calcification

• (n.) The process of change into a stony or calcareous substance by the deposition of lime salt; -- normally, as in the formation of bone and of teeth; abnormally, as in calcareous degeneration of tissue.
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calcification

(from the article `animal disease`) ...of animals, may occur in the liver as a result of certain inherited diseases of animals; the condition is known as glycogen infiltration. The ...
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calcification

(calcium + L. facere to make) the process by which organic tissue becomes hardened by a deposit of calcium salts within its substance.
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calcification

Type: Term Pronunciation: kal′si-fi-kā′shŭn Definitions: 1. Deposition of lime or other insoluble calcium salts. 2. A process in which tissue or noncellular material in the body becomes hardened as the result of precipitates or larger deposits of insoluble salts of calcium (and also magnesium), especially calcium carbonate and...
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Calcification

Small areas of calcification in the brain and its covering memranes of a fetus or infant that is born to a mother that was infected with cytomegalovirus or Toxoplasma gondii during pregnancy.
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calcification

Deposits of calcium in the tissues. Calcification in the breast can be seen on a mammogram, but cannot be detected by touch. There are two types of breast calcification, macrocalcification and microcalcification. Macrocalcifications are large deposits and are usually not related to cancer. Microcalcifications are specks of calcium that may be found...
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Calcification

Calcification is the accumulation of calcium salts in a body tissue. It normally occurs in the formation of bone, but calcium can be deposited abnormally in soft tissue, causing it to harden. Calcifications may be classified on whether there is mineral balance or not, and the location of the calcification. ==Causes of soft tissue calcification== C...
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Calcification

Prolonged inflammation or injury can result in the deposit of the calcium salts in body tissues.
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CALCIFICATION

the process of hardening through the deposition of lime salts.
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