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mineralization

 [min″er-al-ĭ-za´shun]
the addition of mineral matter to the body.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

min·er·al·i·za·tion

(min'ĕr-ăl-i-zā'shŭn),
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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

min·er·al·i·za·tion

(minĕr-ăl-ī-zāshŭn)
Introduction of minerals into a structure, as in the normal mineralization of bones and teeth or pathologic mineralization of tissues.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mineralization

the conversion of organic matter to inorganic matter.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Mineralization

The process by which the body uses minerals to build bone structure.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

min·er·al·i·za·tion

(minĕr-ăl-ī-zāshŭn)
The introduction of minerals into a structure, as in the normal mineralization of bones and teeth or the pathologic mineralization of tissues.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Regarding the exclusion criteria, subjects with medical illnesses and/or disorders that could affect bone mineralization (traumatic, metabolic or systemic disorders affecting central nervous system, autonomic, endocrine or severe psychopathological disorders) and those who were in treatment with drugs that influence bone mineralization were excluded.
Both vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (menaquinone) promote bone mineralization. However, menaquinone has been shown to be more potent.
(47) Most people think of this element in terms of its role in computers and engineering applications, but it plays a significant role in a number of life-science areas, including bone mineralization.
Some studies suggested that AA, a classic n-6 PUFA, has been reported to inhibit endochondral ossification and bone mineralization through activating inflammatory factors like PGE-2 and LTs [20, 21].
To elucidate the involvement of 1,25[(OH).sub.2][D.sub.3] in bone mineralization in CKD, further in vivo and in vitro experiments are required.
Clinical features, age, bone mineralization, elevated serum concentrations of calcium and phosphorus, and low serum ALP enzyme activity helps differentiate HPP from other conditions.
Although primarily known for its role in bone mineralization and growth, vitamin D is necessary for modulation of cell growth (proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis), inflammation reduction, normal immunological and neuromuscular function, and maintenance of muscle cell structure and function.
Orthogonal comparisons were performed to determine the linear and quadratic effects of the 25-OH-[D.sub.3] or vitamin [D.sub.3] levels on growth performance and bone mineralization. The basal diet treatment was included for both vitamin [D.sub.3] and 25-OH-[D.sub.3] when conducting orthogonal polynomial contrast test.
[sup][13],[40] Bone turnover, which is mediated by osteoclast-osteoblast coupling as the main biological determinant of bone mineralization, increases dramatically in the pathogenesis of OA.
Recently, a large number of in vitro and in vivo studies have shown that by regulating bone mass and promoting bone mineralization through the hypothalamus and the sympathetic nervous system, leptin plays a significant role in bone metabolism [22,23].
In particular, the researchers noted that the sport's constant action and unorthodox movements increased bone mineralization in the femur (thigh) bone and femoral neck (which attaches the femur to the femoral head, or "ball" that connects to the hip socket)."The improvements in aerobic fitness and muscle strength makes it easier for these men to live active lives, and overcome the physical challenges of everyday life, such as climbing stairs, walking longer with less fatigue, and reducing the risk of falls," the researchers said in a statement.

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