devitalization


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de·vi·tal·i·za·tion

(dē-vi'tăl-i-zā'shŭn),
1. Deprivation of vitality or of vital properties.
2. In dentistry, the process by which tooth pulp is destroyed; for example, by chemical means, by infection, or by extirpation.

devitalization

Dentistry The destruction of the pulp in tooth root

devitalize

(dē-vīt′ăl-īz″) [ de- + vital]
1. To destroy or lose vitality; make or become lifeless.
2. In biology, to deprive of a normal supply of nutrients and oxygen.
3. In dentistry, to destroy the vitality of a tooth or the pulp of a tooth. devitalization (-vīt″ăl-ĭ-zā′shŏn) devitalized (-īzd″), adjective

de·vi·tal·i·za·tion

(dē-vītăl-ī-zāshŭn)
1. In dentistry, process by which tooth pulp is destroyed; e.g., by chemical means, by infection, or by extirpation.
2. Deprivation of vitality or of vital properties.
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Pulp devitalization is usually the first step of treatment of irreversible pulpitis, if the dental pulp cannot be completely removed.
These problems essentially concern poverty and exclusion of certain territories and within certain territories, explaining the need to implement innovative local initiatives in order to change the conditions that have caused the devitalization of those local milieus.
Due to economic destructuring (industrial relocation, demographic devitalization, gentrification), the centrality of certain repertoires of collective action has become obsolete.
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An essential strategy for reducing adhesions is attention to good surgical techniques, including minimizing blood loss, using the least amount of sutures and the least reactive sutures possible, and decreasing devitalization of tissue.
Devitalization refers to the destruction of blood supply; blood-borne immune system defenses such as killer T cells cannot be delivered to devitalized tissues.
Over time, the devitalization of the public sphere is likely to yield a privatized hyper-individualism that enervates the civil sphere as well.
The melanin pigment in the hairs follicle absorbs the laser light, which results in deactivation, which results in devitalization of the hair follicle.
Only "supreme poets" can subdue the "evanescent visitations" of divinity under the "light yoke" of poetic form without complete devitalization (485, 505).
But this is also the system of checks and balances and interlocked gears of government that requires the consensus of many groups and leaders before the nation can act; and it is the system that exacts the heavy price of delay and devitalization that I have noted (Burns 1963, 6).
The financial well-being of the utilities under the new financial policy is in direct contrast to the devitalization projected under the status quo: retained earnings stabilize and then climb at a moderate level, while total indebtedness is lowered, resulting in a favorable debt-to-equity ratio.