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abdominal thrust

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 5 words.

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abduction <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 18 words.

Movement away from the midline; e.g. the lateral rectus muscle is an abductor of the eye.

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aberrant

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Deviating from the normal. Usually applied to a blood vessel or nerve that fails to follow its normal course.

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aberrant <i>adj.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 21 words.

Deviating from the normal. Usually applied to a blood vessel or nerve that fails to follow its normal course.

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abfraction

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The loss of tooth structure in the cervical region of the crown of a tooth. Some research studies suggest that this is owing to flexural forces applying an excessive biomechanical loading...

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abfraction <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 88 words.

The loss of tooth structure in the *cervical region of the *crown of a tooth. Some research studies

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ablation <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 27 words.

The removal or excision of a piece of tissue, usually by surgery. Surface ablation of the skin may be carried

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abrasion

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1. The non-bacterial loss of tooth tissue due to frictional wear by extrinsic agents. Common causes are toothbrushing, particularly with abrasive pastes, pipe smoking, and...

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abrasion <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 127 words.

1. The non-bacterial loss of tooth tissue due to frictional wear by extrinsic agents. Common causes are *toothbrushing,

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abrasive

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A material used to smooth or roughen a softer material by mechanical wear. It may be delivered in a high pressure stream of air (air abrasion) or by adhesion to strips, discs, wheels, or...

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