odontoclast


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odontoclast

[ō′dänt·ə‚klast]
(histology)
A multinuclear cell concerned with resorption of the roots of milk teeth.
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Moreover, the RANKL/Osteoprotegerin system has been shown to be related to odontoclast activity.
Morphological and functional properties of odontoclasts on dentine resorption.
The apparent mechanism involved consists of significant reductions in the numbers of odontoclasts, and mononuclear cells on the dental roots, as well as in the alveolar bone, ultimately slowing down the bone remodeling process thereby the pace of tooth movement.