noun tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
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(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), ...
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• (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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(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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(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 is the process in which calcium salts build up 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== Calcification of soft tissue (arteries, cartilage, heart valves, etc) can...
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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...
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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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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. Microcalc...
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1) Chemical action 2) Chemical change 3) Chemical process
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