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calcification

[‚kal·sə·fə′kā·shən]
(geochemistry)
Any process of soil formation in which the soil colloids are saturated to a high degree with exchangeable calcium, thus rendering them relatively immobile and nearly neutral in reaction.
(physiology)
The deposit of calcareous matter within the tissues of the body.
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A) Neonate 1: severe cortical thinning (3 mm) with subventricular dystrophic calcification, reactive gliosis, and marked leptomeningeal congestion as well as marked depletion of neuronal precursors (original magnification x10).
Dystrophic calcification occurs whenever there is demage to the tissues with the resultant abnormal accumaltion in the skin.
These events can induce continued pulpal irritation, dystrophic calcification and potential degenerative changes in the pulp..Treatment time is also very much reduced in MTA.
C, Sclerosing thymoma with dystrophic calcification and scattered plasma cells (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X20).
However, typical cicatrization and dystrophic calcification were not recorded as reported earlier [6,13].
Moreover, macrophages and lymphocytes accumulate in areas of dystrophic calcification and ossification, as we observed in AKU valve.
(10) Dystrophic calcifications seen in our case has not, to our knowledge, been reported with metallosis.
A breast malignancy may produce dystrophic calcification within breast tissue.
The differential diagnosis for such a mass ranges from benign lesions, such as urinary stones, to dystrophic calcification within malignant lesions, as well as infectious processes, such as tuberculosis.
Calcific periarthritis similar to dystrophic calcification, and
(5) Deposition of hard tissue like dystrophic calcification or cartilage in the cyst wall of OKC is rare, and the presence of dentinlike tissue (Figure 2), even more rare, (7) can mimic other dentinoid-forming odontogenic cysts and tumors like calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor, odontoma, ameloblastic fibro-odontoma and adenomatoid odontogenic tumor.

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