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calcinosis

 [kal″sĭ-no´sis]
a condition characterized by abnormal deposition of calcium salts in the tissues.
calcinosis circumscrip´ta localized deposition of calcium in small nodules in subcutaneous tissues or muscle.
calcinosis universa´lis widespread deposition of calcium in nodules or plaques in the dermis, panniculus, and muscles.

cal·ci·no·sis

(kal'si-nō'sis),
A condition characterized by the deposition of calcium salts in nodular foci in various tissues other than the parenchymatous viscera; the two well-known forms, calcinosis circumscripta and calcinosis universalis, are not associated with tissue damage or demonstrable metabolic disease; other forms are the result of abnormal calcium and/or phosphorous metabolism. See: metastatic calcification.
[calcium + -osis, condition]

calcinosis

(kăl′sə-nō′sĭs)
n.
An abnormal condition in which calcium salts are deposited in a part or tissue of the body.

calcinosis

A condition characterised by nodular deposits of calcium in tissue.

cal·ci·no·sis

(kalsi-nōsis)
A condition characterized by the deposition of calcium salts in nodular foci in various tissues.
[calcium + -osis, condition]

calcinosis

Abnormal deposition of calcium salts in skin, muscles, or connective tissues in the course of a connective tissue disorder such as SCLERODERMA or DERMATOMYOSITIS.

cal·ci·no·sis

(kalsi-nōsis)
Condition characterized by deposition of calcium salts in nodular foci in various tissues other than the parenchymatous viscera.
[calcium + -osis, condition]
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