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the addition of mineral matter to the body.
The introduction of minerals into a structure, as in the normal mineralization of bones and teeth or the pathologic mineralization of tissues, that is, dystrophic or metastatic calcification.
Etymology: L, minera + Gk, izein, to cause
the addition of any mineral to the body.
Introduction of minerals into a structure, as in the normal mineralization of bones and teeth or pathologic mineralization of tissues.
mineralizationthe conversion of organic matter to inorganic matter.
The process by which the body uses minerals to build bone structure.
Mentioned in: Rickets
The introduction of minerals into a structure, as in the normal mineralization of bones and teeth or the pathologic mineralization of tissues.
the addition of mineral matter to the body, especially the skeleton.
see calcinosis cutis.
see dystrophic calcification.
the deposition of calcium salts in abnormal locations, e.g. in uremia, hypervitaminosis D.
the interface between the unmineralized osteoid and the mineralized bone. Called also phosphate ridge.
see ectopic mineralization (above).
calcification of unusual tissues leading to the development of metastatic bone.