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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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Translations

calcification

[ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Ncalcificación f
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calcification

nKalkablagerung f; (Med) → Verkalkung f
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calcification

[ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] ncalcificazione f
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cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

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

n calcificación f
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between Breast Arterial Calcification (BAC) on mammography and the 10-year fatal Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk by using SCORE risk system.
Breast arterial calcification (BAC) and low bone mass (LBM) were strongly linked to risk of coronary artery disease in asymptomatic women, according to a cross-sectional registry study.
Breast arterial calcification and low bone mass were strongly linked to risk of coronary artery disease in asymptomatic women, according to a cross-sectional registry study.
INZ-701, the company's lead therapeutic candidate, is in pre-clinical development for the treatment of patients with ENPP1 Deficiency, a serious and life-threatening calcification disorder that manifests as generalized arterial calcification of infancy in infants and as autosomal recessive hypophosphatemic rickets type 2 (ARHR2) post-infancy.
White men had an 85 percent higher risk than did their less active peers of developing arterial calcification in their later years.
Moreover, there are several studies indicating that OPG deficiency is primarily associated with osteoporosis and arterial calcification (13,37).
(12,13) Patients who present with arterial calcification will have a poorer prognosis in comparison with patients with none or mild calcification.
Recent studies have shown that arterial calcification and atherosclerosis are chronic inflammatory diseases.[20] Among the risk factors that can stimulate vascular endothelial dysfunction, denaturation of macrophages and endothelial surfaces, followed by the deposition of low-density lipoprotein, initiates the inflammatory response.
* Human studies show that ample vitamin D and K intake slows arterial calcification and maintains the youthful suppleness of our arteries.
Watkins, "Medial arterial calcification and diabetic neuropathy," British Medical Journal, vol.
A possible explanation for the paradox of arterial calcification in osteoporotic patients," Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, vol.
The firm will use the proceeds from this financing to advance its lead enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of Generalised Arterial Calcification of Infancy (GACI) and Autosomal Recessive Hypophosphatemic Rickets Type 2 (ARHR2) into the clinic.

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