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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(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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Because of this, our findings of the far greater ability of osthole than 7-methoxycoumarin in promoting osteogenic differentiation and function and inhibiting osteoclastic resorption indicated that 8-prenyl group plays an important role in the osteoprotective activity of osthole.
At this junction, small foci of new bone were within the void spaces of the porous-coating, some of which were undergoing osteoclastic resorption (Fig 9).
Osteoclastic resorption now exceeds the ability of osteoblasts to build new bone, and mineralized bone collagen is removed before completing secondary mineralization.
Surplus production of parathyroidal hormone strengthens osteoclastic activity and osteoclastic resorption of ostial tissue which is accompanied by mobilization mineral substances (calcium and inorganic phosphorus) and their surplus discharge by kidneys (Tepperman and Tepperman, 1989; Marcus, 1989).
Fenestral otoscierosis is the more common type, and it is thought to begin in the fissula ante fenestram (anterior oval window margin).' [1] In the lytic phase, the oval window can appear to be too wide on computed tomography (CT) as a result of the osteoclastic resorption of its margins (figure).

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