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demineralization

 [de-min″er-al-ĭ-za´shun]
excessive elimination of mineral or organic salts from the tissues of the body.
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de·min·er·al·i·za·tion

(dē-min'ĕr-ăl-ī-zā'shŭn),
A loss or decrease of the mineral constituents of the body or individual tissues, especially of bone.
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demineralization

(dē-mĭn′ər-ə-lĭ-zā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of removing minerals or mineral salts from a liquid, such as water.
2. The loss, deprivation, or removal of minerals or mineral salts from the body, especially through disease, as the loss of calcium from bones or teeth.
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de·min·er·al·i·za·tion

(dē-min'ĕr-ăl-ī-zā'shŭn)
A loss or decrease of the mineral constituents of the body or individual tissues, especially of bone.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Demineralization

A loss or decrease of minerals in the bones.
Mentioned in: Hyperparathyroidism
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·min·er·al·i·za·tion

(dē-min'ĕr-ăl-ī-zā'shŭn)
Loss or decrease of mineral constituents of body or individual tissues, especially bone.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012