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decay

 [de-ka´]
1. the gradual decomposition of dead organic matter.
2. the process or stage of decline, as in old age.
tooth decay dental caries.

de·cay

(dĕ-kā'),
1. Destruction of an organic substance by slow combustion or gradual oxidation.
See also: memory.
2.
See also: memory. Synonym(s): putrefaction
3. To deteriorate; to undergo slow combustion or putrefaction.
See also: memory.
4. In dentistry, caries.
See also: memory.
5. psychology loss of information registered by the senses and processed into short-term memory.
See also: memory.
6. Loss of radioactivity with time; spontaneous emission of radiation or charged particles or both from an unstable nucleus.
[L. de, down, + cado, to fall]

decay

(dĭ-kā′)
v. de·cayed, de·caying, de·cays
v.intr.
1. Biology To break down into component parts; rot.
2. Physics To disintegrate in a process of radioactive decay or particle decay.
3. Electronics To decrease gradually in magnitude. Used of voltage or current.
4. To decline in health or vigor; waste away.
n.
1.
a. The destruction or decomposition of organic matter as a result of bacterial or fungal action; rot.
b. Rotted matter.
2. Physics
a. See radioactive decay.
b. See particle decay.

de·cay′er n.

decay

Dentistry Caries, see there Medtalk Putrefaction, see there.

de·cay

(dĕ-kā')
1. Destruction of an organic substance by slow combustion or gradual oxidation.
2. Synonym(s): putrefaction.
3. To deteriorate; to undergo slow combustion or putrefaction.
4. dentistry Caries.
5. psychology Loss of information registered by the senses and processed into short-term memory.
See also: memory
6. Loss of radioactivity over time; spontaneous emission of radiation or charged particles or both from an unstable nucleus.
7. Synonym(s): disintegration.
[L. de, down, + cado, to fall]

decay

see BIODEGRADATION.

decay

the decomposition of dead tissue, mainly by the action of fungi and bacteria.

de·cay

(dĕ-kā')
1. In dentistry, caries.
2. Destruction of an organic substance by slow combustion or gradual oxidation.
3. Synonym(s): putrefaction.
4. To deteriorate; to undergo slow combustion or putrefaction.
[L. de, down, + cado, to fall]

Patient discussion about decay

Q. what would be the best way to protect my teeth from decaying?i fill pain always in my private parties,what prb whenever i take long with out sex,so i would like the advice from my fewwol

A. i fail to see the connection between teeth and groin pain...about the teeth. it's very very simple- get used to a healthy oral hygiene. brush your teeth in the right way twice a day for at least 6 minute. use floss. go to a dental hygienist, she'll guide you through it.

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I wouldnt trust the diagnosis of a GP, I would suggest getting a referal to a pediatric psychiatrist for a through evaluation and proper treatment

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'However, 50 years of research studies have shown that decay is not always progressive and develops more slowly than was previously believed.
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