alveolar process of maxilla

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al·ve·o·lar pro·cess of maxilla

the projecting ridge on the inferior surface of the body of the maxilla that contains the tooth sockets; the term is also applied to the superior aspect of the body of the mandible, containing the tooth sockets of the lower jaw.
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al·ve·o·lar pro·cess of max·il·la

(al-vēŏ-lăr proses mak-silă) [TA]
Projecting ridge on inferior surface of body of maxilla that contains the tooth sockets; also denotes superior aspect of body of mandible, containing tooth sockets of the lower jaw.
Synonym(s): alveolar body, alveolar bone (2) , alveolar border (2) , alveolar ridge, basal ridge (1) , dental process.
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The authors suggest the imaginary plane on which the maxillary alveolar processes rest in anatomical position as the inferior terminal point of all superior-inferior axis measurements.
This originated in alveolar processes around the root of the third mandibular molar, gradually led to buccul and lingual cortical expansion and then perforated the bone and proliferated in the soft tissue.
Pro-inflammatory effect of TNF-a and IL-6 leads to the destruction of collagen contained in the gingival connective tissue, that is to the destruction of the connective tissue attachment, and activation of osteoclasts, leading to the destruction of alveolar processes [3,10].
"Healing of alveolar processes experimental fractures of maxilla under therapeutic mud," Dentistry [Stomatologiya], in Russian, Vol.5, pp.15-18.
Pathologic interpretation of a transbronchial biopsy revealed acute and chronic inflammatory interstitial and alveolar processes, with areas of organizational changes in alveolar spaces associated with proteinaceous material.