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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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CT can differentiate the bone resorption and MRI can clearly demonstrate the cyst content.
xy] for cement mantle (PMMA) after bone resorption during standing.
The dependent variables were measures of bone formation including serum levels of osteocalcin (OC) and bone specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP) and measures of bone resorption including tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP5b) and C-terminal telopeptides of type I collagen (CTX).
Among the PGs that had been found to affect bone metabolism (E1, E2, A1, and F2-alpha), PGE2 stimulated osteoblas- tic cell differentiation and new bone formation, coupling bone resorption in vitro.
This suggests that bone resorption is necessary for PTH-induced bone formation, but the underlying mechanisms are obscure.
Biochemical markers of bone resorption have been used to characterize metabolic bone diseases and assess therapeutic response in postmenopausal women [19].
Bone resorption markers are more frequently used than those of formation.
Preclinical and Phase 1 studies have shown that Ostabolin-C stimulates significant bone formation with little to no stimulation of bone resorption.
There are also some data suggesting that the hormone leptin, which is involved in regulating body weight and appetite, increases bone resorption (the process of losing bone).
BSAP reflects bone formation, while DPD reflects bone resorption.
Although there are drugs that prevent bone resorption by osteoclasts, only one Food and Drug Administration-approved compound, parathyroid hormone, stimulates bone formation.
Bone turnover involves two distinct phases: bone resorption and bone formation.