calcification calcification

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
  2. (n) tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
  3. (n) an inflexible and unchanging state

Usage(s):

  1. Within minutes the suspicious calcifications were vacuumed out and snipped off with a rotating blade, ready for analysis.
  2. Nearly six years ago, in my late 40s, I learned I had calcification deposits in my breast that turned out to be cancerous, as they sometimes can be.
  3. When World War II broke out, he tried repeatedly to enlist, but was turned down because of a double hernia and lung calcification.

News

  1. Vitamin K may affect arterial calcification for hypertensives: Multi-ethnic study

    Low vitamin K1 levels may increases in the progression of arterial calcification, or hardening of the arteries, says a new study that may have greater implications for vitamin K2 than K1.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Nutraingredients.com

  2. Possible treatment for one of the main symptoms of premature aging disease

    Working with an animal model, scientists have discovered that a deficit in the production of pyrophosphate provokes excessive vascular calcification, one of the most important symptoms of the premature aging disease Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, also known as progeria. Excess calcium in the arterial wall is also a typical feature of physiological aging in the general population.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. CNIC researchers find a possible treatment for one of the main symptoms of premature aging disease

    Working with an animal model, the team of scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares have discovered that a deficit in the production of pyrophosphate provokes excessive vascular calcification, one of the most important symptoms of the premature aging disease Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, also known as progeria. Excess calcium in the arterial wall is also a ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "The progress has been excellent," said Martinez, who joined Guerrero in the softball game. "The problem has to do with the calcification of the bone that was broken with the tear and that had to be operated on. You have to let it run its...
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: Pedro Martinez Source: ESPN

  2. "He's had some stomach pain," Babcock said. "They found that there was calcification of a buildup in his appendix. That was creating problems for him. They say there should be no issue whatsoever. It just means Meechie gets another...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Mike Babcock Source: USA Today

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