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remineralization

 [re-min″er-al-ĭ-za´shun]
restoration of mineral elements, as of calcium salts to bones or teeth.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

re·min·er·al·i·za·tion

(rē-min'ĕr-ăl-i-zā'shŭn),
1. The return to the body or a local area of necessary mineral constituents lost through disease or dietary deficiencies; commonly used in referring to the content of calcium salts in bone.
2. In dentistry, a process enhanced by the presence of fluoride whereby partially decalcified enamel, dentin, and cementum become recalcified by mineral replacement.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

re·min·er·al·i·za·tion

(rē-min'ĕr-ăl-ī-zā'shŭn)
1. The return to the body or a local area of necessary mineral constituents lost through disease or dietary deficiencies; commonly used in referring to the content of calcium salts in bone.
2. dentistry A process enhanced by the presence of fluoride whereby partially decalcified enamel, dentin, and cementum become recalcified by mineral replacement.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

re·min·er·al·i·za·tion

(rē-min'ĕr-ăl-ī-zā'shŭn)
1. In dentistry, process enhanced by presence of fluoride whereby partially decalcified enamel, dentin, and cementum become recalcified by mineral replacement.
2. Return to body or area of necessary mineral constituents lost through disease or dietary deficiencies.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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