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decalcify

 [de-kal´sĭ-fi]
to undergo decalcification.
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·fy

(dē-kal'si-fī),
To remove lime or calcium salts, especially from bones or teeth.
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decalcify

(dē-kăl′sə-fī′)
v. decalci·fied, decalci·fying, decalci·fies
v.tr.
To remove calcium or calcium compounds from (bones or teeth, for example).
v.intr.
To lose calcium or calcium compounds.

de·cal′ci·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
de·cal′ci·fi′er n.
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The cochleae from Myo3a mutant and wild-type mice were removed, fixed with 2.5% glutaraldehyde in 0.1 M PBS at 4[degrees]C overnight, and decalcified in 10% EDTA [31].
Examples include questions regarding decalcified tissues and revalidation processes upon change of antibody clone.
The results mentioned above, obtained by using cutting sections of decalcified tissue or separated auditory ossicles, are rather imprecise compared with today's technological possibilities.
Decalcified samples were completely immersed in this solution and incubated at room temperature for 24 (grafts) or 48 hours (bones).
This study utilized consecutive sections prepared for either decalcified tissue testing after paraffin embedding or undecalcified tissue investigating after PMMA embedding.
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Biopsy fragments were kept in formaline for 24 hours and decalcified in 3% nitric acid.
The mass including the bone was decalcified with K-CX (Falma Corporation, Tokyo, Japan).
Additionally, after fixation, bone tissue specimens taken from inferior metaphysis of the right femur were decalcified. Five-micron tissue sections were examined under routine--hematoxylineosine (HE) and trichromic--staining.
Following DEXA measurements of the distraction gaps, specimes were fixed in 10% buffered paraformaldehyde for 48 hours and decalcified in ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) solution.
The treatment has its greatest effect when applied before the onset of caries, but it also may help halt or reverse early carious lesions, which present as decalcified "white spot lesions" along the gum line.