### Calculus

A stone, such as a gallstone or kidney stone (calculus is Latin for pebble or small stone)

Calculus is the mathematical study of change, in the same way that geometry is the study of shape and algebra is the study of operations and their application to solving equations. It has two major branches, differential calculus (concerning rates of change and slopes of curves), and integral calculus (concerning accumulation of quantities and the...

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hard calcium like deposits which form on teeth and dentures.

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(from the article `mineral`) ...extent of organically formed aragonite. Minerals also are produced by the human body: hydroxylapatite [Ca5(PO4)3(OH)] is the chief component of ...

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(kal´ku-lәs) pl. cal´culi an abnormal concretion in the body, usually composed of mineral salts; the usual location is in a hollow organ or passage. Called also stone. See also kidney stone and gallstone. adj., cal´culous., adj.

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*n]* - a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts 2. [n] - the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions

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• (n.) Any solid concretion, formed in any part of the body, but most frequent in the organs that act as reservoirs, and in the passages connected with them; as, biliary calculi; urinary calculi, etc. • (n.) A method of computation; any process of reasoning by the use of symbols; any branch of mathematics that may involve calculation.Calc...

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infinitesimal calculus *noun* the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions

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*(mathematics)* Branch of mathematics which uses the concept of a derivative to analyse the way in which the values of a function vary. Calculus is probably the most widely used part of mathematics. Many real-life problems are analysed by expressing one quantity as a function of another ...

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*[dental]* In dentistry, calculus or tartar is a form of hardened dental plaque. It is caused by the continual accumulation of minerals from saliva on plaque on the teeth. Its rough surface provides an ideal medium for further plaque formation, threatening the health of the gingiva (gums). Brushing and flossing can remove plaque from which ca...

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*[medicine]* A calculus (plural calculi) is a stone (a concretion of material, usually mineral salts) that forms in an organ or duct of the body. Formation of calculi is known as lithiasis. Stones can cause a number of medical conditions. Some common principles (below) apply to stones at any location, but for specifics see the particular ston...

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**Cal'cu·lus** * noun* ;

* plural* ** Calculi** . [ L,

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** 1.** * (Medicine)* Any solid concretion, formed in any part of the body, but most frequent in the organs that act as reservoirs, and in the passages connected with them; as, ...

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A calcium salt concretion which forms on your teeth. Calculus deposits form on the teeth in areas which you do not floss or brush. If these concretions are left to build up on the tooth enamel, they will irritate the gum tissue, push it away from the tooth and promote progressive bone loss. Eventually the teeth can loosen and fall out. These deposi...

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a hard deposit of calcified plaque which is found around the neck of the tooth. When it is above the free gingival margin (supra-gingival) it is white and chalky. When it is below (sub-gingival) it is dark and hard.

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A hard deposit that forms when you do not brush your teeth so the plaque hardens. Calculus is also known as tartar.

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A stone formed within the body (as in gallstones, kidney stones or urinary bladder stones)

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A stone, usually in the kidney or ureter, but may also occur in the prostate or bladder

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Another term for tartar that accumulates on teeth. Calculus is made up of plaque that has become mineralised; is hard and yellow-brown in colour.

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branch of mathematics concerned with the calculation of instantaneous rates of change (differential calculus) and the summation of infinitely many ... [23 related articles]

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Calculus is the hard residue ranging from yellow to brown forming on teeth when oral hygiene is incomplete or improper. Calculus is formed from Plaque (a soft sticky substance that accumulates on teeth; composed largely of bacteria and food substances suspended in saliva) which can build up and become hard. This hard plaque is known as tartar or ca...

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calculus, branch of mathematics that studies continuously changing quantities. The calculus is characterized by the use of infinite processes, involving passage to a limit—the notion of tending toward, or approaching, an ultimate value. The English physicist Isaac Newton and the German mathema...

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Calculus: 1. A stone within the body, such as a stone in the urinary tract. 2. The calcium salt deposits on the teeth. 3. A field of mathematics. These different meanings of 'calculus' all go bach to the origin of the word. In Latin, a calculus is 'a pebble.' Pebbles were once used for counting, from which came the mathematical field of calculus. A...

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Formation of stones in a natural cavity of body.

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hard calcium like deposits which form on teeth and dentures.

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Hard deposit of mineralized material adhering to crowns and/or roots of teeth.

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