demineralization


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de·min·er·al·i·za·tion

 (dē-mĭn′ər-ə-lĭ-zā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of removing minerals or mineral salts from a liquid, such as water.
2. The loss, deprivation, or removal of minerals or mineral salts from the body, especially through disease, as the loss of calcium from bones or teeth.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demineralization - abnormal loss of mineral salts (especially from bone)
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
osteomalacia - abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D
2.demineralization - the removal of minerals and mineral salts from a liquid (especially from water)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
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de·min·er·al·i·za·tion

n. desmineralización, pérdida de sales minerales del organismo.
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(4) These findings highlight the necessity to use supplementary preventive methods to avoid demineralization of the enamel surface.
Though the progress of in situ and in vivo research in cariology, laboratory tests are used to examine dental caries, especially the impact of fluoride on prevention of enamel-dentin demineralization and enhancement of remineralization (1-4).
This syndrome is characterized by pain, swelling, vasomotor instability, limited range of motion, skin color changes and patchy bone demineralization. CRPS is often regarded to be caused as a result of malfunction of failure of peripheral and central nervous system and therefore also sometimes referred as reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome.
Acids cause demineralization, which can lead to decay known as cavities.
Computed tomography (CT) was performed, revealing demineralization at the fissula ante fenestram bilaterally (figure 2).
Group A: demineralization by soft cola drink, Group B: demineralization by soft cola drink followed by direct application of Sensodyne Pronamel twice a day for a period of 7 days, Group C: demineralization by soft cola drink followed by 7 days' immersion in CESP, Group D: untreated.
Efficacy of a resin-modified glass ionomer varnish in the prevention of tooth enamel demineralization around orthodontic brackets: an in vitro study
The chemical process most commonly employed for the extraction of chitin from shrimp waste uses acidic solutions and strong bases for demineralization and deproteination of the residue, respectively.
The main causes of the demineralization phenomenon are the oxidative effects, the composition of the agents, and the low pH gel systems that are necessary for the delivery of effective peroxide bleaching.
Some research indicated that collagen extract of bovine bone using weak acid (CH3COOH) as a demineralization material for 48 and 96 hours respectively produced yields by 2.26% and 2.51% with a gel value of 200.68 g Bloom and 297.57 g Bloom and viscosity 6.00 cP and 7.50 cP [10].