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ankylosis

, anchylosis
abnormal adhesion or immobility of the bones in a joint, as by a direct joining of the bones, a fibrous growth of tissues within the joint, or surgery
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ankylosis

[‚aŋ·kə′lō·səs]
Also spelled anchylosis.
(medicine)
Stiffness or immobilization of a joint due to a surgical or pathologic process.
(physics)
The loss by a system of one or more degrees of freedom through development of one or more frictional constraints.
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Ankyloses is caused by the multiplication and growth of mesenchymal cells as well as the aggregation of a proteoglycan rich matrix full of collagen.
(1) Its signs include camptodactyly, multiple ankyloses, pulmonary hypoplasia, and facial anomalies, including micrognathia, ocular hypertelorism, low-set and malformed ears, and a depressed nasal tip.
Syndrome of camptodactyly, multiple ankyloses, facial anomalies and pulmonary hypoplasia--further delineation and evidence for autosomal recessive inheritance.
The fusion that ankyloses the joints progresses vertically up the spine.[1,2,4,5,7] Initially, the apophyseal joints of the superior and inferior articular surfaces of the lumbar vertebrae are spared due to their constant motion.[2] But as the osteoblastosis progressively infiltrates the annulus fibrosis of each veretebral disk and ossifies it, as well as the surrounding soft-tissue attachments, the articulation of the apophyses is hindered and they, too, fuse.[1,2,4,7] The nucleus pulposis of the disk -- the liquid core surrounded by the annulus fibrosis -- may ossify or it may degenerate into a granulomatous pocket due to loss of vascularization from the surrounding osteoblastosis.
In fact, when splinting group of teeth excessive rigidity is unwanted from the clinicians as the reduction of physiologic tooth movement could increase ankyloses risk.
Deroutes et ankyloses, les foyers dont les toits prennent l'eau sont a la merci du marasme et de la detresse.
Pourtant, les [beaucoup moins que]partis[beaucoup plus grand que] politiques, dans l'ensemble, paraissent ankyloses. Dissensions chez les uns, vie au ralenti chez les autres.CeEst-ce la un repli conjonturel?