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v. min·er·al·ized, min·er·al·iz·ing, min·er·al·iz·es
1. To convert to a mineral substance; petrify.
2. To transform a metal into a mineral by oxidation.
3. To impregnate with minerals.
1. To develop or hasten mineral formation.
2. To collect or study minerals.

min′er·al·iz′a·ble adj.
min′er·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
min′er·al·iz′er n.


n. mineralización, depósitos de minerales en los tejidos.
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Vitamin D has received significant research attention over the past decade and is known to play a critical role in calcium and phosphorus homeostasis, bone mineralization, and skeletal growth.
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It is now regarded as an essential molecule with hormone-like activities coordinating various physiological functions, in addition to its classical activity in bone mineralization process.
Some of these studies described bone biopsies with increased osteoid formation, defective bone mineralization and decreased bone turnover, which is consistent with OM, while other studies found a reduction in both osteoid and bone mineralization, a picture consistent with OP [12].
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Benzoic and hippuric acid contribute to the metabolic acid load and may therefore affect bone integrity, because chronic acidosis stimulates bone resorption by osteoclasts and compromises bone mineralization (Arnett, 2003).

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