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 [pulp]
any soft, juicy animal or vegetable tissue. adj., adj pul´pal.
dental pulp the richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue inside the pulp cavity of a tooth.
digital pulp a cushion of soft tissue on the palmar or plantar surface of the distal phalanx of a finger or toe.
pulp test a diagnostic test to determine whether the pulp of a tooth is vital (alive) or nonvital (dead); called also pulp vitality test.
red pulp (splenic pulp) the dark reddish brown substance filling the interspaces of the splenic sinuses.
tooth pulp dental pulp.
pulp vitality test pulp test.
white pulp sheaths of lymphatic tissue surrounding the arteries of the spleen.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pulp

(pŭlp),
1. A soft, moist, coherent solid. Synonym(s): pulpa [TA]
2. Synonym(s): dental pulp
3. Synonym(s): chyme
[L. pulpa, flesh]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pulp

(pŭlp)
n.
The soft tissue forming the inner structure of a tooth and containing nerves and blood vessels.

pulp′i·ness n.
pulp′ous (pŭl′pəs), pulp′y adj.
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pulp

Hematology See Red pulp, White pulp.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pulp

(pŭlp)
1. A soft, moist, coherent solid.
Synonym(s): pulpa [TA] .
2. Synonym(s): dental pulp.
3. Synonym(s): chyme.
[L. pulpa, flesh]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pulp

1. The soft tissue in the middle of each tooth that contains blood vessels and nerves.
2. The soft tissue, the NUCLEUS PULPOSUS, in the centre of each INTERVERTEBRAL DISC.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Pulp

The soft innermost layer of a tooth that contains its blood vessels and nerves.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

pulp

(pŭlp)
Highly innervated and vascular component of tooth. Primary sensation signaled by pulp is pain, because it is extremely sensitive (touching exposed pulp with even a wisp of cotton is severely painful). Dental innervation has neurotrophic-interactive and autonomic components.
[L. pulpa, flesh]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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