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Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 15 words.

Prefix denoting absence of, lacking, without; e.g. atoxic (not poisonous), abacterial (without bacteria).

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abapical

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Dentistry.

Opposite to or directly away from the apex.

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abapical <i>adj.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 10 words.

Opposite to or directly away from the *apex.

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abarticulation

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The displacement or dislocation of a bone from its normal position (e.g. the temporomandibular joint).

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abarticulation <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 17 words.

The displacement or *dislocation of a bone from its normal position (e.g. the *temporomandibular joint).

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Abbé flap

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

[R. Abbé (1851–1928), American surgeon; J. A. Estlander (1831–81), Finnish surgeon] A full thickness flap of tissue taken from the middle portion of usually the lower lip and transferred to...

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Abbé–Estlander operation

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 79 words.

[R. Abbé (1851–1928), American surgeon; J. A. Estlander (1831–81), Finnish surgeon] A full thickness flap

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ABCDE

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A mnemonic for a step-by-step assessment of an athlete who collapses on the field of play. A = Airway and cervical spine (ensure that the airway is clear; suspect a cervical spine injury if...

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ABCDE approach

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 412 words.

The method of assessment of critically ill patients and those suffering from cardiorespiratory arrest. A = Airway, B = Breathing,

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abdomen <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 36 words.

That part of the body cavity below the chest and separated from it by the diaphragm. It contains a number

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