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basal

[′bā·səl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or located at the base.
(physiology)
Being the minimal level for, or essential for maintenance of, vital activities of an organism, such as basal metabolism.
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Therefore, both postural/functional asymmetries and parafunctions developed by a given patient could produce structural modifications of basal bone height; a parafunctional stimulus producing severe occlusal deterioration may eventually produce a reduction of maxillary basal bone height.
Gainsforth BL, Higley LB: A stydy of orthodontic anchorage possibility in basal bone, Am J Orthod.
This difference in basal bone lead concentration might be the result of previous long-term calcium supplementation in the older patient population.