hydroxyapatite

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hy·drox·y·ap·a·tite

 (hī-drŏk′sē-ăp′ĭ-tīt′)
n.
A whitish apatite mineral, calcium hydroxide phosphate, Ca5(OH)(PO4)3, that is the chief mineral component of bones and teeth and provides strength and rigidity to their structures.

hydroxyapatite

(haɪˌdrɒksɪˈæpəˌtaɪt) or

hydroxylapatite

n
(Minerals) a natural calcium mineral found in human teeth and bones
Translations

hy·drox·y·ap·a·tite

n. hidroxiapatita, forma de fosfato de calcio, compuesto inorgánico presente en los dientes y los huesos.
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Aizawa and Rikukawa developed a hydroxyapatite ceramic hybrid material consisting of a porous ceramic structure filled with a biodegradable polymer such as a poly L-lactic acid.
Hydroxyapatite ceramic bodies with tailored mechanical properties for different applications, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 60(1): 159-166.
Novel fully interconnected porous hydroxyapatite ceramic in surgical treatment of benign bone tumor.
Other topics of the seven papers include counteracting reliability problems in advanced hip prostheses, an uncemented total hip prosthesis with a hydroxyapatite ceramic coating, and various bearing combinations for total hip arthroplasty.
Hydroxyapatite cement has several advantages over hydroxyapatite ceramic blocks and granules, and it is particularly well suited for calvarial reconstruction.
Also, bone has been foun d to grow into hydroxyapatite ceramic, and after some years has been followed by its total resorption.
Although hydroxyapatite ceramic coatings are now widely used to encourage device fixation and stability, they can lead to undesirable soft tissue, as well as growth of desirable hard tissue.
Hydroxyapatite ceramic has been used for small contour defects of the facial bones, for example the molar bone and the chin [13].
Among these bioceramics, hydroxyapatite ceramic is a biocompatible and bioactive material that can be used to restore damaged human calcified tissue.
Delivery of insulin from hydroxyapatite ceramic microspheres: Preliminary in vivo studies, J.