ectopic calcification

ec·top·ic cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

(ek-topik kalsi-fi-kāshŭn)
Calcification that occurs at an abnormal site (e.g., pulp stones, salivary calculi).
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The serum protein alpha 2-Heremans-Schmid glycoprotein/fetuin-A is a systemically acting inhibitor of ectopic calcification.
Severe ectopic calcification of the intestinal wall in a patient on long-term continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis therapy.
Severe hypocalcemia, tetany and ectopic calcification are the most serious results of hyperphosphatemia.
The petrified auricle is a rare clinical entity in which all or part or the auricle becomes immobile as a result of ectopic calcification or ossification.
AC-100 is a synthetic peptide derived from an endogenous human protein produced primarily by bone and dental cells and has previously been shown to specifically promote new dentin formation in teeth and bone formation at fracture and healing sites with no ectopic calcification.
Ectopic calcification, or inappropriate hardening of soft tissue, is present in many cardiovascular conditions including arteriosclerosis (arterial medial calcification), atherosclerosis (intimal calcification), and aortic sclerosis (calcific aortic valve disease).
The most common side effects in patients treated with Strensiq include injection site reactions, hypersensitivity reactions (such as difficulty breathing, nausea, dizziness and fever), lipodystrophy (a loss of fat tissue resulting in an indentation in the skin or a thickening of fat tissue resulting in a lump under the skin) at the injection site, and ectopic calcifications of the eyes and kidney.
First characterized by Gorlin and Goltz in 1960, (5) the syndrome is an autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by the occurrence of numerous basal cell carcinomas in childhood, keratocysts of the jaw, ectopic calcifications, palmar and plantar pits, various other neoplasms, and other stigmata of maldevelopment.