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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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Vascular calcification is a complex and dynamic process involving several mechanisms thatdeposits calciumin the walls of blood vessels.
In a previous genetic study, she and her coinvestigators identified two genetic variants that result in loss of function of matrix Gla protein (MGP), a key inhibitor of cartilage calcification. They showed that the presence of these alleles was associated with a significantly increased risk of hand OA, which makes sense because increased calcification within a vulnerable joint promotes OA.
Besides, the pain is resolved in this process and spontaneous resolution of the calcification occurs.
Calcification in lung lesions usually indicates a benign course, especially when the pattern of calcium deposition is of the popcorn, diffuse, laminated, or central type (1).
To the Editor: Primary familial brain calcification (PFBC) is a rare genetically degenerative disease that is generally characterized by symmetrical, bilateral calcinosis in the basal ganglia, thalamus, dentate nuclei, and other brain regions and mainly manifests with neurological and psychiatric symptoms.
30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes and smoking are vascular risk factors associated with hippocampal calcification in older patients with memory issues, according to a study published in the September issue of Radiology.
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.
In addition to the cardiac alterations specific structural changes of the extracardiac arteries and veins are present which consist of vessel thickening (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)) but more importantly of marked calcification of the arterial intima and media as well as of venous walls and atherosclerotic coronary plaques giving rise to complications such as coronary artery thrombosis and myocardial infarction [14-18].
Nodular calcification is sometimes detected in the native coronary artery but is very rarely located in a saphenous vein graft (SVG).
Vascular calcification is a key pathological process that contributes to cardiovascular complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is also an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with CKD [1,2].
Vascular calcification is preceded by vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) adaptation and dysfunction, which ultimately leads to the initiation of active osteogenic process within the vessel wall [1].
Inozyme Pharma, a company that is developing novel medicines to treat rare calcification diseases affecting soft tissues and bone, has raised USD49m Series A financing, it was reported yesterday.