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pocket

 [pok´et]
a bag or pouch; see also cavity, recess, and sac.
infrabony pocket (intra-alveolar pocket) (intrabony pocket) a periodontal pocket in which the bottom is apical to the level of the adjacent alveolar bone.
periodontal pocket a gingival sulcus that extends abnormally deep into the periodontal ligament apically to the original level of the resorbed alveolar crest.
suprabony pocket (supracrestal pocket) a periodontal pocket in which the bottom is coronal to the underlying bone.

pock·et

(pok'ĕt),
1. A cul-de-sac or pouchlike cavity.
2. A diseased gingival attachment; a space between the inflamed gum and the surface of a tooth, limited apically by an epithelial attachment.
3. To enclose within a confined space, as the stump of the pedicle of an ovarian or other abdominal tumor between the lips of the external wound.
4. A collection of pus in a nearly closed sac.
5. To approach the surface at a localized spot, as with the thinned-out wall of an abscess that is about to rupture.
[Fr. pochette]

pocket

/pock·et/ (pok´et) a bag or pouch.
endocardial pockets  sclerotic thickenings of the mural endocardium, occurring most often on the left ventricular septum below an insufficient aortic valve.
gingival pocket  a gingival sulcus deepened by pathological conditions, caused by gingival enlargement without destruction of the periodontal tissue.
pacemaker pocket  the subcutaneous area in which the pulse generator and pacing leads of an internal pacemaker are implanted, usually developed in the prepectoralis fascia or the retromammary area.
periodontal pocket  a gingival sulcus deepened into the periodontal ligament apically to the original level of the resorbed alveolar crest.

pocket

(pŏk′ĭt)
n.
1. In anatomy, a cul-de-sac or pouchlike cavity.
2. A diseased space between the inflamed gum and the surface of a tooth.
3. A collection of pus in a nearly closed sac.
v.
1. To enclose within a confined space.
2. To approach the surface at a localized spot, as with the thinned-out wall of an abscess that is about to rupture.

pocket

[pok′ət]
a saclike space. See also cavity, pouch, recess.

pocket

A pathologically altered or enlarged gingival sulcus, so defined when the distance from the gingival margin is ≥ 3 mm. In a healthy periodontium, the gingiva is snug around the teeth, and the gingival crevice near zero; with inflammation, increased bulk of gingival tissue around the teeth results in increased depth of tissue around the teeth which, if confined to the gingiva, is termed gingival pseudopocket; if it extends into the periodontium, it is termed periodontal pocket.

pocket

Dentistry A pathologically altered or enlarged gingival sulcus, so defined when the distance from the gingival margin is ≥ 3 mm; in a healthy periodontium, the gingiva is snug around the teeth, and the gingival crevice near zero; with inflammation, ↑ in bulk of gingival tissue around the teeth results in ↑ depth of tissue around the teeth which, if confined to the gingiva, is termed gingival pseudopocket; if it extends into the periodontium, it is termed periodontal pocket

pock·et

(pok'ĕt)
1. A cul-de-sac or pouchlike cavity.
2. A diseased gingival attachment; a space between the inflamed gum and the surface of a tooth, limited apically by an epithelial attachment.
3. To enclose within a confined space, as the stump of the pedicle of an ovarian or other abdominal tumor between the lips of the external wound.
4. A collection of pus in a nearly closed sac.
[Fr. poche]

pock·et

(pok'ĕt)
1. Diseased gingival attachment; space between inflamed gum and tooth surface, limited apically by an epithelial attachment.
2. Cul-de-sac or pouchlike cavity.
[Fr. poche]

pocket

small enough to fit into a pocket, figuratively speaking.

pocket gopher
see gopher.
pocket pet
a general term, used to describe very small animals kept as pets; usually includes hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, rats and mice.

Rathke's pouch, cleft, pocket

a diverticulum from the embryonic buccal cavity from which the anterior pituitary is developed.

Rathke's pouch pouch cyst
failure of the ectoderm of Rathke's pouch to differentiate into adenohypophyseal tissue. A cyst fills the space normally occupied by the pituitary gland and the animal is a dwarf with panhypopituitarism.
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