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The process by which a magma redissolves previously crystallized minerals.
Absorption or, less commonly, adsorption of material by a body or system from which the material was previously released.



(1) In physiology, repeated assimilation; the same as absorption.

(2) In pathology and pathological physiology, the same as resolution. In cases of leukoses, for example, resorption of the bone develops very intensively and is accompanied by rarefaction and the complete resolution of the bony frame.

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Table 2 summarized the highest maximum principal stress and shear stress before and after bone resorption for various activities.
Antecubital vein blood draws of 7 ml were performed pre-test and post-test to determine bone formation markers (osteocalcin (OC) and bone specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP)) and bone resorption markers (tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP5b) and C-terminal telopeptides of type I collagen (CTX)).
Many studies reported menopause associated increase in bone formation and bone resorption markers [25-35].
Markers of bone resorption predict hip fracture in elderly women: the EPIDOS Prospective Study.
Instead, researchers believe that HIV disease itself leads to an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption, possibly via increased cytokine levels.
Biochemical markers of bone turnover are generally divided into two subclasses: bone formation and bone resorption markers.
The present study was conducted to test the hypothesis that stresses associated with the disruption of the regular work schedule induce alterations in ovarian function which, in turn, are associated with transient bone resorption.
The current model predicts increased bone resorption for people who consume large amounts of animal protein, so it was somewhat surprising that bone resorption was the same for both groups of our volunteers," Van Loan notes.
Osteoporosis usually is caused by a chronic imbalance in the bone remodeling cycle in which bone resorption (shown in part B of the figure) is not adequately compensated for by subsequent bone formation (shown in part D of the figure).
Seattle, WA; 206-292-8082), Osteometer Biotech A/S (Herlev, Denmark), Diagnostic Systems Laboratories (Houston, TX), and the Washington Research Foundation (Seattle, WA), announced that they have entered into an agreement settling a lawsuit brought against Osteometer and DSL for infringement of patents exclusively licensed by the Foundation to Ostex and directed to C-terminal telopeptide markers of bone resorption.
Patent Office has allowed two of its 1987 patent applications for deoxypyridinoline (D-Pyr) bone resorption assays.
Prior studies indicated that Lyn and Fyn kinases have negative impacts on osteoclasts, thus potentially reducing bone resorption.