brushite

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brush·ite

(brŭsh'īt),
A naturally occurring acid calcium phosphate occasionally found in dental calculus and renal calculi.

brush·ite

(brŭsh'īt)
A naturally occurring acid calcium phosphate occasionally found in dental calculus and renal calculi.
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Calcium Orthophosphates as Bioceramics State of the Art, Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 1: 22-107.
Elliott, Structure and Chemistry of the Apatites and Other Calcium Orthophosphates.
After introducing the general concept of bone tissue engineering, they describe the structure of calcium orthophosphates and isomorphous substitutions; present synthesis and sintering methods, including their own synthesis of calcium phosphate nanoparticles and their investigation of thermal stability of substituted phosphates; describe calcium phosphate based granules, ceramics, composites, and cements, along with their results on the technology of porous ceramics, polymer-impregnated composites, and other materials; and present the results of a microstructural investigation of scaffolds and ex vivo tissue engineered bones by three dimensional techniques such as X-ray computer microtomography in reference to the kinetics of bone growth and the properties of engineered bone.
HA, a particular crystal form and composition of larger family of calcium orthophosphates, has been used clinically in dental implants and hip replacements for years.