decalcification


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decalcification

[dē‚kal·sə·fə′kā·shən]
(chemistry)
Loss or removal of calcium or calcium compounds from a calcified material such as bone or soil.
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Decalcification by strong acid on bone and bone marrow samples can have a negative effect on detection of CD markers.
However, generalised decalcification was still evident, particularly affecting the anterior teeth.
Recent geologic mapping of the project suggests there have been multiple phases of hydrothermal alteration with the decalcification phase being early, intense and widespread, while the gold-bearing phase is younger and concentrated in structural zones and favorable stratigraphic horizons.
The native aortic valve was heavily calcified and its decalcification was strenuous.
But at the same time, a process of decalcification, which leads to tooth decay, is also taking place.
As in other regions, in Cantabria, antojil has been traditionally employed for muscle-skeletal disorders (100% of the informants mentioned this use-category), including bone fractures, osteoporosis and bone decalcification (62%), joint and vertebral disorders such as rheumatic, arthritic, arthrosic or back pain (26%), traumatic injuries such as bruises, dislocations, or sprains (16%) and muscular injuries or pains (4%).
X-ray changes: decalcification adjacent to affected joint 8.
Decalcification results too in the softening of the bones, which can then be subject to distortion by the overlying weight of peat, or, under highly acidic conditions, the skeleton may dissolve altogether, leaving only an outer envelope of skin.
Decalcification procedure lasted for four weeks at room temperature.
We believe that forwarding and looking for the answer to the question "whether systemic application of citric acid could lead to the decalcification and/or reduction of calcification in the native human heart valves" would be expressive.
While the detail in these CT images is far superior to simple X-rays, it does not eliminate the bone decalcification and post-mortem deformities which usually occur in bog bodies.