hydroxylapatite

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hydroxylapatite

[hī¦dräk·səl′ap·ə‚tīt]
(mineralogy)
Ca5(PO4)3OH A rare form of the apatite group that crystallizes in the hexagonal system.
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Kanoe, "Long-term outcome of acetabular reconstruction using a kerboull-type acetabular reinforcement device with hydroxyapetite granule and structural autograft for AAOS type II and III acetabular defects," Journal of Arthroplasty, vol.
Hydroxyapetite is often applied to titanium implants via TPS to aid osseo-integration.
While the reason for the lower incidence of dental caries may be multifactorial, past in vitro experiments have shown a strong affinity for phytate and calcium hydroxyapetite in tooth enamel, forming a physical barrier that protects against acid attacks.
As It has been postulated by Cohen and Parkin's that tetracycline incorporated into hydroxyapetite, when oxidized by light produces the red quinone product 4a, 12a anhydro-4-oxo-4-dimethylamino tetracycline (AODTC) and this could be the reason why labial surfaces of the incisors darken while the molars remain yellow for a longer period of time.