loss of attachment

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loss of at·tach·ment

(LOA) (laws ă-tachmĕnt)
Damage to the structures that support the tooth; results from periodontitis and is characterized by relocation of the junctional epithelium to the tooth root, destruction of the fibers of the gingiva, destruction of the periodontal ligament fibers, and loss of alveolar bone support from around the tooth.
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Loss of attachment between the posterior dural sac and subjacent lamina on neutral position, anterior shifting of the posterior wall of cervical dural canal enhancing epidural crescentic mass in the lower cervical and thoracic region and prominent posterior epidural flow voids suggestive of dilated epidural venous plexus on flexion studies are reported as highly suggestive for the diagnosis of HD.
Similar results were reported in the research done by Pandilova [32], who proved the existence of a strong positive correlation between inflammation and apoptosis, which participates in the loss of attachment, but does not participate in the recession occurrence and progression.
In cancer, cells have acquired genetic changes that allow them to survive during loss of attachment.
The investigation found a significant association between poor oral health (as measured by gum bleeding, loss of attachment of teeth to bone, and tooth loss) and lower performance on cognitive tests.
A group of six parents meet 1 hour and 15 minutes a week for 20 weeks to support one another in discovering and changing the ways in which they foster the loss of attachment with their child and to learn new ways of behaving that will in fact foster attachment.
These deficits can dramatically increase sensitivity to loss and increase an individual's vulnerability to disruptive behaviors--especially those who lack adaptive skills to cope with loss of attachment figures.
Metal piercing through the tongue and localized loss of attachment: a case report.
Common features include rapid loss of attachment and bone destruction, resulting in lost teeth.
Possible explanations include increasing urbanization, greater geographic mobility (thus leading to a loss of attachment to the old homestead), and ever-increasing alterations in the roles of women, with resulting changes in family structure.
Unless there is a systematic check-up by a dentist, a patient will end up with loss of bone and loss of attachment to the teeth.'
MRI shows atrophy of the lower cervical cord in a neutral position and there will be abnormal cervical curvature (straight or kyphotic) and loss of attachment between the posterior dural sac and subjacent lamina, which is most valuable in Hirayama disease.