calcification of tissues

calcification of tissues

abnormal deposition of insoluble calcium salts within soft tissues; noted on plain radiograph as irregular, non-corticated and non-trabecular radiopaque areas (see MÖnckeberg's sclerosis)
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One of the pathological processes that occur with aging is calcification of tissues throughout the body.
Defined as "the calcification of tissues other than bone and teeth," soft tissue calcification is the abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue into a bone-like material sometimes referred to as hard plaque, stones, or calcified deposits.