gingival

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gingival

 [jin´jĭ-val]
pertaining to the gingivae.
gingival disease any disease of the gingivae, such as gingivitis. The American Academy of Periodontology classifies gingival disease as a major group of periodontal diseases and distinguishes two main subgroups, those gingival diseases induced by dental plaque and those attributed to other causes. The plaque-induced diseases may be associated with endocrine changes, medications, systemic disease, or malnutrition. The other causes of gingival lesions include viral infections, fungal infections, genetic predispositions, systemic conditions, allergic reactions, traumatic lesions, and a variety of others. See table at periodontal disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

gin·gi·val

(jin'ji-văl), Although the correct pronunciation is gingi'val, the word is often pronounced gin'gival in the U.S. as shown here.
Relating to the gums.
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gingival

(jĭn′jə-vəl, jĭn-jī′-)
adj.
Of or relating to the gums.
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gin·gi·val

(jin'ji-văl)
Relating to the gums.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gingival

Pertaining to the gums.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

gin·gi·val

(jin'ji-văl)
Relating to the gums.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Gingival crevicular fluid is a serum exudate that originates from the periodontal sulcus or pocket and is regarded as a promising biological fluid for the detection of periodontal disease.
Periodontal inflammation, under the form of either gingivitis or periodontitis, causes a rise in gingival crevicular fluid flow and more frequent gingival bleeding.
There are three methods to collect the gingival crevicular fluid. The gingival washing technique consists of perfusing the GCF with an isotonic solution, as Hank's balanced solution, with fixed volume.
Means and ranges of the LL-37 amount and concentration values in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of the study groups (Y: young, MA: middle aged).
Biochemical studies on gingival crevicular fluid revealed a reduction in inflammatory markers in the probiotic group.
The level of cathepsin L in gingival crevicular fluid during orthodontic tooth movement and effect of tension-force on cathepsin L activity from periodontal ligament cells.
This hypothesis suggests that changes known to take place in the gingivae of pregnant women, an increased flow of gingival crevicular fluid [6] and propensity to bleed on brushing due to increased blood volume [22], will influence plaque homeostasis.
[47] demonstrated that increased MMP-13 levels were associated with an increased [PAR.sub.1] expression at the gingival crevicular fluid of patients with chronic periodontitis after nonsurgical periodontal treatment.
Previous studies by our group found that PAR-2 is overexpressed in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of patients with moderate chronic periodontitis (MP).
Gustafsson, "Decreased interleukin-1[beta] and elastase in the gingival crevicular fluid of individuals undergoing anti-inflammatory treatment for rheumatoid arthritis," Journal of Periodontology, vol.