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cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

 (kăl′sə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1.
a. Impregnation with calcium or calcium salts, as with calcium carbonate.
b. Hardening, as of tissue, by such impregnation.
2. A calcified substance or part.
3. An inflexible, unchanging state: calcification of negotiations.

calcification

(ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (Biochemistry) the process of calcifying or becoming calcified
2. (Geological Science) the process of calcifying or becoming calcified
3. (Physiology) pathol a tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
4. (Geological Science) any calcified object or formation

cal•ci•fi•ca•tion

(ˌkæl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a changing into lime.
2. the deposition of lime or insoluble salts of calcium and magnesium, as in a tissue.
3. Anat., Geol. a calcified formation.
4. a process in which surface soil is supplied with calcium in such a way that the soil colloids are always close to saturation.
5. a hardening or solidifying.

cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

(kăl′sə-fĭ-kā′shən)
1. Medicine The accumulation of calcium or calcium salts in a body tissue. Calcification normally occurs in the formation of bone.
2. Geology
a. The replacement of organic material, especially original hard material such as bone, with calcium carbonate during the process of fossilization.
b. The accumulation of calcium in certain soils, especially soils of cool temperate regions where leaching takes place very slowly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calcification - a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
ossification - the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
2.calcification - tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
hardening - abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue
3.calcification - an inflexible and unchanging state; "the calcification of negotiations"
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
Translations

calcification

[ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Ncalcificación f

calcification

nKalkablagerung f; (Med) → Verkalkung f

calcification

[ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] ncalcificazione f

cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

n. calcificación, endurecimiento de tejidos orgánicos por depósitos de sales de calcio.

calcification

n calcificación f
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Objective: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is thought to be a controlled metabolic process that is very similar to the formation of new bone.
Coronary artery calcification is highly prevalent in patients with coronary artery disease and is associated with major adverse cardiovascular events.
Interplay of coronary artery calcification and traditional risk factors for the prediction of all-cause mortality in asymptomatic individuals clinical perspective.
Coronary artery calcification is a marker of how much plaque a person has in their heart.
The findings indicated that increasing FT4 levels is linked to twice the odds of having high levels of coronary artery calcification scores - which may be an indicator of subclinical atherosclerosis.
After researchers controlled for multiple demographic and clinical confounders, alcohol use was not associated with cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, or hyperlipidemia, nor with homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance, C-reactive protein level, total cholesterol, systolic or diastolic blood pressure, coronary artery calcification, E / A ratio, or global longitudinal strain among individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), reported Lisa B.
6,7] Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is an active part of the atherosclerotic process and predicts coronary artery disease (CAD) events in asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals.
A new study suggests that drinking a cup or more of tea per day may slow progression of coronary artery calcification and reduce your risk of cardiovascular events.
Research published in Nutrition Journal found a lower risk of coronary artery calcification among men and women with higher levels of serum magnesium.
Those are key findings from an analysis of women enrolled in the Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 Diabetes (CACTI) study.
In a sample of Mexican-mestizo subjects, low serum magnesium was independently associated to higher prevalence not only of hypertension and [type 2 diabetes], but also to coronary artery calcification, which is a marker of atherosclerosis and a predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality," according to a 2016 study in Nutrition Journal.
Among those with an intermediate-risk FRS, the coronary artery calcification and breast arterial calcification scores were also intermediate risk in 45% and 12%, respectively; the CAC and BAC were high risk in 36% and 64%, respectively.

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