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au·to·pol·y·mer res·in, autopolymerizing resin
any resin that can be polymerized by chemical catalysis rather than by the application of heat or light; used in dentistry for dental restoration, denture repair, and impression trays.
resin(rez'in) [L. resina, fr. Gr. rhetine, resin of the pine]
1. A natural, amorphous, nonvolatile, soft or solid exudation of plants. It is practically insoluble in water but dissolves in alcohol. See: rosin
2. Any of a class of solid or soft organic compounds of natural or synthetic origin. They are usually of high molecular weight and most are polymers. Included are polyvinyl, polyethylene, and polystyrene. These are combined with chemicals such as epoxides, plasticizers, pigments, fillers, and stabilizers to form plastics.
acrylic resinQuick-cure resin.
anion-exchange resinSee: ion-exchange resin
cation-exchange resinSee: ion-exchange resin
An ion-exchange resin used to treat itching associated with jaundice and elevated serum lipid levels. Side effects may include bloating and abdominal discomfort.
cold-cure resinQuick-cure resin.
An ionizable synthetic substance, which may be acid or basic, used accordingly to remove either acid or basic ions from solutions. Anion-exchange resins are used to absorb acid in the stomach, and cation-exchange resins are used to remove basic (alkaline) ions from solutions.
An autopolymer resin, used in many dental procedures, that can be polymerized by an activator and catalyst without applying external heat.Synonym: acrylic resin; cold-cure resin; self-curing resin