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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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accelerator

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Dentistry.

A substance that speeds up a chemical reaction, such as the addition of plaster of Paris to mineral trioxide aggregate. Heat may also act as an accelerator in speeding up the setting...

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acrodont

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Having tooth attachment in which the teeth are fused (ankylosed) to the jaw bone, rather than being located in sockets within the bone. It is common in reptiles and fish.

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adipose

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Psychology.

Fatty or pertaining to fat. Adipose tissue is connective tissue with a predominance of fat cells which serves as an insulating layer and an energy store.

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ageusia

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Psychology.

Absence of the sense of taste. Compare cacogeusia, dysgeusia, hypergeusia, hypogeusia, parageusia, taste blindness. ageusic adj. [From Greek a- without + geusis taste + -ia indicating a...

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angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Chemistry.

A group of drugs (e.g. lisinopril, captopril) used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive cardiac failure. Side-effects include dry mouth (xerostomia), glossitis, dry cough,...

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angle

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Dentistry.

(between vectors)

Given vectors a and b, let and be directed line-segments representing a and b. Then the angle θ between the vectors a and b is the angle ∠AOB, where θ is taken...

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aphagia

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Dentistry.

The loss of the ability to swallow. It is often used to refer specifically to an inability to eat. Aphagia can be due to lesions in the hypothalamus of the brain, damage to the cranial...

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bacitracin

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Dentistry.

A mixture of related cyclic polypeptides produced by organisms of the licheniformis group of B. subtilis. Used systemically it is toxic, but used topically it is very effective in the...

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brachydont

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Dentistry.

Describing teeth that have short crowns relative to the total height of the teeth, such as the molar teeth of humans and anthropoid apes. Compare hypsodont.

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