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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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Bone resorption assessed with the CTX-1 marker indicated an acute dose-dependent effect of NB S101 to reduce bone resorption
As reported previously in other studies and in the same population with other markers of bone formation and bone resorption (16), we found no significant changes with age in serum automated-CTX concentrations in premenopausal women, ages 30-58 years.
CT can differentiate the bone resorption and MRI can clearly demonstrate the cyst content.
xy] for cement mantle (PMMA) after bone resorption during standing.
Indeed, they lowered renal calcium excretion and bone resorption in short and medium term trials and they could be of particular interest in the prevention of osteoporosis in addition to calcium-rich waters.
As expected, urinary collagen type I cross-linked N-telopeptide, a biomarker of bone resorption, increased with placebo, compared with a significant 47% decrease with odanacatib.
2011) with two studies of young males and females reporting increased bone formation markers but no changes in markers of bone resorption after 8 weeks of training.
A recent study at Florida State University found that dried plums (prunes) suppress bone resorption (breakdown), thus aiding in fracture prevention and osteoporosis.
Drugs that promote or retard orthodontic tooth movement 1 Promoter drugs: These agents basically enhance bone resorption.
Osteoporosis is often treated with drugs that inhibit bone resorption, such as alendronate, or drugs that stimulate bone formation, such as parathyroid hormone (PTH).
There is some evidence indicating that vitamin K2 prevents bone resorption in ovariectomized rats, retards the increase in bone turnover in orchidectomized rats, ameliorates the increase in bone resorption and decrease in bone formation in sciatic neurectomized rats, and prevents the decrease in bone formation in glucocorticoid-treated rats.
Accelerated bone remodeling at menopause is mainly due to the increased levels of both bone resorption (up to 150%) and bone formation markers (up to 100%) leads to an imbalance in bone remodeling [1,2,3].