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abrasive <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 80 words.

A material used to smooth or roughen a softer material by mechanical wear. It may be delivered in a high

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abscess

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A localized accumulation of pus in a cavity caused by tissue breakdown as a result of infection or foreign materials. It is a tissue defence reaction to prevent the spread of infection to...

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abscess <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 223 words.

A localized accumulation of *pus in a cavity caused by tissue breakdown as a result of infection or foreign

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absolute risk reduction

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 7 words.

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absorbable gelatin(e) sponge

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A material applied topically to aid haemostasis, usually following a dental extraction. It provides a structure for clot formation.

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absorbable gelatin(e) sponge <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 23 words.

A material applied topically to aid *haemostasis, usually following a dental extraction. It provides a structure for clot

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absorbent <i>adj.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 18 words.

Describing a material capable of taking up other substances by suction e.g. an absorbent paper point.

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absorption

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The passage of one substance to another by penetration or solution. For example, the passage of liquids into the mucosa, skin, or dental materials.

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absorption layer

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An amorphous zone on the dentine surface into which adhesive agents can flow. See also hybrid layer.

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absorption layer <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 20 words.

An amorphous zone on the dentine surface into which adhesive agents can flow. See also hybrid layer.

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