locus minoris resistentiae

locus minoris resistentiae

Medtalk Point of least resistance

locus minoris resistentiae (lō´kus minôr´is rēsisten´chēā),

n an area offering little resistance to invasion by microorganisms and/or their toxins. The junction between reduced enamel epithelium and oral epithelium within the epithelial wall of the gingival sulcus has been described as a weak link, providing a portal of entry for microorganisms and their toxins with initiation of pocket formation.
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According to her, inflammation started with a locus minoris resistentiae (LMR) in the vessel wall.