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per•i•o•don•tium

(ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn ʃəm, -ʃi əm)

n., pl. -tia (-ʃə, -ʃi ə)
the bone, connective tissue, and gum surrounding and supporting a tooth.
[1955–60; peri- + -odont + -ium2]
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GPP, when first introduced by Skoog, needed more undermining of the alveolar periosteum as the cleft segments are widely apart (10).
as soon as its source of vitality is cut off by the destruction of the membrane, the progress of gangrene is arrested, and the root becomes exposed to that gradual destruction only, which is effected, on the one hand, by the action of the absorbents of the alveolar periosteum, in contact with it; and on the other, by the agency of heat and moisture externally.
However, few studies have explored the regenerative potential of alveolar periosteum MSCs (PMSCs) in dentistry.