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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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calcinosis

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

A condition characterised by nodular deposits of calcium in tissue.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

cal·ci·no·sis

(kalsi-nōsis)
A condition characterized by the deposition of calcium salts in nodular foci in various tissues.
[calcium + -osis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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