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calvaria

 [kal-var´e-ah]
the domelike superior portion of the cranium, comprising the superior portions of the frontal, parietal, and occipital bones. Called also cranial vault.
Calvaria. From Dorland's, 2000.

cal·var·i·a

, pl.

cal·var·i·ae

(kal-vā'rē-ă, -vā'rē-ē), [TA] Avoid the incorrect form calvarium.
The upper domelike portion of the skull.
Synonym(s): roof of skull, skullcap
[L. a skull]

cal·var·i·a

, pl. calvariae (kal-var'ē-ă, -ē) [TA]
The upper domelike portion of the skull.
Synonym(s): skullcap.
[L. a skull]

cal·var·i·a

, pl. calvariae (kal-var'ē-ă, -ē) [TA] Avoid the incorrect form calvarium.
Skull's upper domelike portion.
[L. a skull]
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Yamamoto, "Establishment of a clonal osteogenic cell line from newborn mouse calvaria," Japanese Journal of Oral Biology, vol.
However, it must be kept in mind that hypoplastic calvaria strongly indicates phases of arterial hypotonia and subsequent hypoxia during fetal development.
Interestingly, BMPs have been shown to be involved in the responses of rat calvaria osteoblasts to PEMFs in a study by Bodamyali et al.
Scolozzi, "Comparison of two protocols of periosteal distraction osteogenesis in a rabbit calvaria model," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research--Part B Applied Biomaterials, vol.
Human gingival and periodontal fibroblasts (hGF and hPDL), human root derived cell (hRDC), and rat calvaria bone cell (rCalB) were cultured on the GRGD-fixed by ultraviolet light photochemical method on the chitosan membrane.
After reflecting the scalp, coronal, sagittal, lambdoid sutures were studied applying Acsadi-Nemeskeri scale endocranially, after removing the calvaria by craniotome taking due care to include complete coronal and sagittal suture.
Bone autografting of the calvaria and craniofacial skeleton: Historical background, surgical results in a series of 15 patients, and review of the literature.
"It is a very minimal procedure to just cut off a strip of bone instead of cutting the entire calvaria [skull cap]," Chai said.
The iliac crest is of- ten used as donor site although other extra-oral (calvaria) and intra-oral (mandibular ramus and/ or symphysis, maxillary tuberosity, etc...) sites have been described.
Zhang, Y., Zeng, X., Zhang, L., Zheng, X., 2007, Stimulatory effect of puerarin on bone formation through activation of PI3K/Akt pathway in rat calvaria osteoblasts.
Therefore, as in the above-mentioned studies, in the present research, the use of a direct digital system, Kodak Dental Systems RVG 6100, in conjunction with an aluminum scale was efficient for optical density evaluation of bone repair process resulting from grafts made with zirconia granules in bone defects in rat calvaria.