resorb

(redirected from resorbing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

resorb

 [re-sorb´]
to take up or absorb again; to undergo resorption.

re·sorb

(rē-sōrb'),
To reabsorb; to absorb what has been excreted, as an exudate or pus.
[L. re-sorbeo, to suck back]

resorb

/re·sorb/ (re-sorb´) to take up or absorb again.

resorb

(rē-zôrb′, -sôrb′)
v. re·sorbed, re·sorbing, re·sorbs
v.tr.
1. To absorb again.
2. Biology To dissolve and assimilate (bone tissue, for example).
v.intr.
To undergo resorption.

resorb

[risôrb′]
Etymology: L, resorbere, to swallow again
to absorb again.

re·sorb

(rē-sōrb')
To reabsorb; to absorb what has been excreted, as an exudate or pus.
[L. re-sorbeo, to suck back]

resorb

reabsorb

resorb

to take up or absorb again; to undergo resorption.
References in periodicals archive ?
In the presence of M-CSF and RANKL, monocyte macrophage cells differentiate into mature bone resorbing osteoclasts through cell-to-cell migration and cell fusion.
Bone strength is determined by a constant balancing act between cells that are forming new bone versus those that are resorbing bone tissue.
RANK Ligand is an essential mediator of the formation, function and survival of osteoclasts, the cells responsible for resorbing or breaking down bone.
Furthermore, Banka Celje's shareholders and subordinated debt holders have contributed to resorbing the bank's losses in proportion to their stakes.
Lactoferrin even inhibits the generation of osteoclasts, cells that counter osteoblasts by resorbing bone.
It inhibits bone resorption by binding to bone surface, from which it is internalized by resorbing osteoclasts, leading to osteoclast apoptosis (12).
0 million milestone received in February 2004 for completing the evaluation of the new Faster Resorbing Polymer bioresorbable implant system.