calcification

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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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Large soft tissue calcifications in a patient on short-term hemodialysis.
Soft tissue calcification in pediatric patients with end-stage renal disease.
19,20) The MR appearance most suggestive of synovial sarcoma is an inhomogeneous septated mass with infiltrative margins located close to a joint, tendons, or bursa, especially if soft tissue calcification can be seen on radiography.
37) Approximately 30 cases of soft tissue calcification in patients with SLE have been reported in the literature to date.
Metabolic disorders associated with secondary HPT, including hypercalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and increased Ca x P, are important risk factors for soft tissue calcification (Bro & Olgaard, 1997).