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decalcification

 [de-kal″sĭ-fĭ-ka´shun]
1. the process of removing calcareous matter.
2. the loss of calcium salts from bones or teeth.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

(dē'kal-si-fi-kā'shŭn),
1. Removal of lime or calcium salts, chiefly tricalcium phosphate, from bones and teeth, either in vitro or in vivo as a result of a pathologic process.
2. Precipitation of calcium from blood as by oxalate or fluoride, or the conversion of blood calcium to an un-ionized form as by citrate, thus preventing or delaying coagulation.
[L. de-, away, + calx (calc-), lime, + facio, to make]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

de·cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

(dē-kal'si-fi-kā'shŭn)
1. Removal of calcium salts from bones and teeth, either in vitro or as a result of a pathologic process.
2. Precipitation of calcium from blood as by oxalate or fluoride, or the conversion of blood calcium to an un-ionized form as by citrate, thus preventing or delaying coagulation.
[L. de-, away, + calx (calc-), lime, + facio, to make]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

decalcification

Loss of calcium and other mineral salts from the normally mineralized tissues, bone and teeth. This occurs in OSTEOMALACIA and in OSTEOPOROSIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

de·cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

(dē-kal'si-fi-kā'shŭn)
Removal of calcium salts from bones and teeth.
[L. de-, away, + calx (calc-), lime, + facio, to make]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In regard to decalcification, education on documenting decalcification in the report and adding the associated code when appropriate was provided to pathologists and gross room staff.
Removal of decalcification solution from tooth section through washing with distilled water (timing: 6 min)
The analysis of the methodology (fixation and decalcification) used to prepare TBs showed no significant influence of TBs preparation methods on nucleoli/nuclei identification rate, supporting the idea that this factor is not relevant to make nucleoli identification easier.
Another study on the development of biofilm and Streptococcus mutans counts with reference to steel wires and elastomeric rings in orthodontic patients with and without 0.4% stannous fluoride gel led to the conclusion that the topical application of the said gel and the two methods of ligature ties did not prevent dental decalcification, as no significant decline in the streptococcal counts was exhibited in the saliva as well as the biofilm (48).
Decalcification. Bones and engineered grafts were decalcified by incubation in 15% EDTA pH 7.0 (Sigma-Aldrich) at 37[degrees] C.
Caption: Figure 3: Histological examination showed dense calcification (shredded due to no decalcification) (arrows) in a background of amorphous degenerating fibrinous material (hematoxylin and eosin stain; x40).
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It should be noted that many of the bone metastases were sampled via core biopsy and underwent decalcification, typically with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA).
Its major devices include ultrasonic decalcification instruments, tissue processing instruments, freezing microtome, cryostats, linear staining systems, staining systems, robotic coverslippers, and cytology screening systems.
2003), whereas the fatty acid content in the insoluble eggshell layers (after decalcification) is in the range of 2-4 g kg-1 (Miksik et al.
Its histolological examination is recommended even if decalcification is required.