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attachment

1. 
a. the arrest of a person for disobedience to a court order
b. the lawful seizure of property and placing of it under control of a court
c. a writ authorizing such arrest or seizure
2. Law the binding of a debt in the hands of a garnishee until its disposition has been decided by the court

attachment

  1. the emotional bond between infant and mother.
  2. the types of behaviour displayed by the infant to indicate an attachment, e.g. following parents, crying, smiling.
  3. the more abstract psychological tie felt towards a nurturing figure involving a mutual dependency for emotional satisfaction.
A theory of attachment was first proposed by BOWLBY (1958,1969) who was primarily concerned with the first two interpretations, citing ethological evidence to support his claims about how human infants use certain types of behaviour to elicit psychological as well as physical care from their mothers. Attachment merely refers to whether the child has formed a tie to a caregiver, but more recently the notion of security of attachment (Ainsworth et al., Strange Situation Behaviour of One-year Olds, 1978) was established to assess the quality of the attachment relationship once it has been formed.

attachment

[ə′tach·mənt]
(computer science)
An additional file sent with an e-mail message.
(organic chemistry)
The conversion of a molecular entity into another molecular structure solely by formation of a single two-center bond with another molecular entity and no other changes in bonding.
(psychology)
The behavior of an individual who relates in an affiliative or dependent manner to another individual or object.
(virology)
The initial stage in the infection of a cell by a virus that follows a chance collision by the virus with a suitable receptor area on the cell.
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The American Academy of Periodontology's "Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy Statement," published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of Periodontology, outlines specific procedures that should be included in annual comprehensive periodontal evaluations to receive an accurate diagnosis, including both probing depth and attachment loss measurements.
A 5-year Study of Attachment Loss and Tooth Loss in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.
Pocket depth may increase or decrease with advancing attachment loss in chronic periodontitis.
Decreased inflammatory response, which means decrease in clinical attachment loss
Data concerning the periodontal status of the mothers, such as probing pocket depth (PD) and clinical attachment loss (CAL) were measured using periodontal probe (HuFriedy, Chicago, IL, USA).
A probing depth of 5 mm or greater with 2 mm or more attachment loss on the distal of a second molar or around the adjacent third molar was a determining factor for periodontal disease.
I am excited that we are now able to market our lasers to dentists for use in improving clinical indices, including gingival index, gingival bleeding index, probe depth, attachment loss and tooth mobility," said Ben J.
While the pathogens mentioned above are a very current list, much of the research has revolved around the progression or succession of species from less to more pathogenic as attachment loss increases, and how these changes are associated with, or predictive of, disease activity.
mild, moderate, severe and attachment loss were measured by Williams probe],and selected for this study.
Poorly controlled diabetes resulted in significant increases in the depth of periodontal pockets, attachment loss and gingival inflammation in patients without prior periodontitis.