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pulp

 [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.

pulp

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

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.

pulp

Hematology See Red pulp, White pulp.

pulp

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

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.

Pulp

The soft innermost layer of a tooth that contains its blood vessels and nerves.

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]
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Key Words: Dental caries, direct pulp capping, indirect pulp capping, Calcium hydroxide, lining material.
Men's Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps, features hundreds of sensational full-color covers, essays by those who edited and illustrated these magazines (including one by satiric novelist Bruce Jay Friedman, one of the few people associated with the genre who later established a respectable reputation), and even a guide for collectors.
Weinberg also cited the popularity of Western pulps. "There are a good number of Western fans out there, and I think those collectors cross over from the mainstream Western field," he explained.
On the street in New York City, a vendor was displaying dozens of vintage paperbacks--mysteries, Westerns, and some sleazy pulp stuff.
Non-wood pulp will be a supplementary pulp, a small percentage of the composition of newsprint, he added.
Because the processes and pulp stock vary considerably among the mills, their dioxin/furan production probably does also.
In pilot-scale refining experiments, blending 25% chips from small-diameter trees (SMD) with 75% mill wood chips produced slightly better quality pulp compared with pulp from a control mill wood chip sample.
Therefore, we wanted to study the potential of partially replacing NaOH with Mg(OH)[.sub.2] as the alkali source during the peroxide bleaching of mechanical pulps. They examined its effect on oxalate formation and brightness and found that the amount of precipitated oxalate was negligible when 30-50% of NaOH was replaced with Mg(OH)[.sub.2] during bleaching.
T 412 om-02 "Moisture in pulp, paper, and paper-board" (March 28, 2006)
The research showed that pulps could be derived from hybrid poplars that would be stronger and equally bleachable compared to pulps from aspen.
The results showed that papers produced with pulps from eucalyptus from Spain and Portugal require more beating energy but have the best combination of structural and mechanical properties.
Students can specialize in pulp and paper science or focus on innovative biomass/biopolymer chemistry.