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pulp

 [pulp]
any soft, juicy animal or vegetable tissue. adj., adj pul´pal.
dental pulp the richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue inside the pulp cavity of a tooth.
digital pulp a cushion of soft tissue on the palmar or plantar surface of the distal phalanx of a finger or toe.
pulp test a diagnostic test to determine whether the pulp of a tooth is vital (alive) or nonvital (dead); called also pulp vitality test.
red pulp (splenic pulp) the dark reddish brown substance filling the interspaces of the splenic sinuses.
tooth pulp dental pulp.
pulp vitality test pulp test.
white pulp sheaths of lymphatic tissue surrounding the arteries of the spleen.

pulp

(pŭlp),
1. A soft, moist, coherent solid. Synonym(s): pulpa [TA]
2. Synonym(s): dental pulp
3. Synonym(s): chyme
[L. pulpa, flesh]

pulp

(pulp) any soft, juicy animal or vegetable tissue.pul´pal
coronal pulp  the part of the dental pulp contained in the crown portion of the pulp cavity.
dental pulp  richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue inside the pulp cavity of a tooth.
digital pulp  a cushion of soft tissue on the palmar or plantar surface of the distal phalanx of a finger or toe.
red pulp , splenic pulp the dark, reddish brown substance filling the interspaces of the splenic sinuses.
white pulp  sheaths of lymphatic tissue surrounding the arteries of the spleen.

pulp

(pŭlp)
n.
The soft tissue forming the inner structure of a tooth and containing nerves and blood vessels.

pulp′i·ness n.
pulp′ous (pŭl′pəs), pulp′y adj.

pulp

Etymology: L, pulpa, flesh
any soft, coherent, solid, spongy tissue, such as that contained within the spleen, the pulp chamber of the tooth, or the distal subcutaneous pads of the fingers and the toes. pulpy, adj.

pulp

Hematology See Red pulp, White pulp.

pulp

(pŭlp)
1. A soft, moist, coherent solid.
Synonym(s): pulpa [TA] .
2. Synonym(s): dental pulp.
3. Synonym(s): chyme.
[L. pulpa, flesh]

pulp

1. The soft tissue in the middle of each tooth that contains blood vessels and nerves.
2. The soft tissue, the NUCLEUS PULPOSUS, in the centre of each INTERVERTEBRAL DISC.

Pulp

The soft innermost layer of a tooth that contains its blood vessels and nerves.

pulp

fleshy mound at volar termini of digits

pulp

(pŭlp)
Highly innervated and vascular component of tooth. Primary sensation signaled by pulp is pain, because it is extremely sensitive (touching exposed pulp with even a wisp of cotton is severely painful). Dental innervation has neurotrophic-interactive and autonomic components.
[L. pulpa, flesh]

pulp (dental) (pulp),

n the tissue in the central portion of the tooth, made up of blood vessels, nerves, and cellular elements, including odontoblasts, that forms dentin and is covered by it. Also called
tooth pulp.
pulp amputation,
pulp, anachoresis of
n the localization of microbes from the bloodstream in a damaged pulp.
pulp canal,
pulp capping,
pulp cavity,
pulp chamber,
pulp, dental,
n See pulp.
pulp extirpation,
pulp horn,
pulp involvement,
pulp, mummification of,
n a dry gangrene of the dental pulp in which the pulp dries and shrivels.
pulp removal,
pulp stone,
n See denticle.
pulp test,
n the application of a physical stimulus (electrical, heat, or cold) to determine the degree of vitality of the pulp tissue.
pulp test, thermal,
n a method of applying a hot or cold stimulus to any tooth to assess the amount and degree of vitality of the structure. The clinician may use heated water, cold drinks, ice sticks, or blasts of air.
pulp tester,
n (vitalometer) an electric device of high or low frequency designed to determine the response of a pulp to an electrical stimulus.
pulp, tooth,
n See pulp.
pulp vitality,
n the health status of the pulp. When the pulp tissue of a tooth has undergone complete degeneration or has been removed, the tooth is termed pulpless or nonvital.

pulp

any soft, juicy animal or vegetable tissues, e.g. citrus pulp.

pulp canal
root canal.
pulp cap
pulp of the feather produced inside the calamus by the follicular tissue. The pulp protrudes through the aperture in the wall of the shaft and forms the external pulp caps. Internal pulp caps are formed within the calamus.
pulp cavity
the pulp chamber and the root canal in a tooth.
pulp chamber
the cavity at the center of the tooth which contains most of the pulp.
dental pulp
see dental pulp.
pulp polyp
superficial hyperplasia of dental pulp, usually after exposure due to injury such as fracture of a tooth.
red pulp, splenic pulp
the dark reddish brown substance filling the interspaces of the splenic sinuses.
tooth pulp
dental pulp.
white pulp
sheaths of lymphatic tissue surrounding the arteries of the spleen.