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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]