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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

(pulp) any soft, juicy animal or vegetable tissue.pul´pal
coronal pulp  the part of the dental pulp contained in the crown portion of the pulp cavity.
dental pulp  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.
red pulp , splenic pulp the dark, reddish brown substance filling the interspaces of the splenic sinuses.
white pulp  sheaths of lymphatic tissue surrounding the arteries of the spleen.

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

Etymology: L, pulpa, flesh
any soft, coherent, solid, spongy tissue, such as that contained within the spleen, the pulp chamber of the tooth, or the distal subcutaneous pads of the fingers and the toes. pulpy, 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]

pulp

any soft, juicy animal or vegetable tissues, e.g. citrus pulp.

pulp canal
root canal.
pulp cap
pulp of the feather produced inside the calamus by the follicular tissue. The pulp protrudes through the aperture in the wall of the shaft and forms the external pulp caps. Internal pulp caps are formed within the calamus.
pulp cavity
the pulp chamber and the root canal in a tooth.
pulp chamber
the cavity at the center of the tooth which contains most of the pulp.
dental pulp
see dental pulp.
pulp polyp
superficial hyperplasia of dental pulp, usually after exposure due to injury such as fracture of a tooth.
red pulp, splenic pulp
the dark reddish brown substance filling the interspaces of the splenic sinuses.
tooth pulp
dental pulp.
white pulp
sheaths of lymphatic tissue surrounding the arteries of the spleen.
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The study added clinical evidence of the capacity of primary molar tooth pulp to withstand inflammation when favourable conditions are restored.
A survey of primary tooth pulp therapy as taught in US dental schools and practiced by diplomates of the American Board Of Pediatric Dentistry.
In theory, an ink-jet-like device is used to dispense layers of cells suspended in a hydrogel (50) to recreate the structure of the tooth pulp tissue.
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It is speculated that this increased TRPV1 expression is indicative of an underlying pulpal inflammation as previous studies within the carious tooth pulp and other inflammatory conditions in man have also revealed an upregulation of TRPV1 [Yiangou and Facer, 2001; Morgan et al.
Further studies should therefore be directed at exploring both hot and cold receptor expression in the healthy and inflamed tooth pulp, thus helping to further elucidate dental pain mechanisms and direct the development of targeted therapies.
Vanilloid receptor 1 expression in human tooth pulp in relation to caries and pain.
Primary tooth pulp therapy as taught in pediatric dental programs in the United States.