Anterior cruciate ligament
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
The most coronal portion of the alveolar process
A deficiency in the contour of the alveolar ridge. It can be vertical (apicocoronal) and/or horizontal (buccolingual, mesiodistal)
The portion of bone surrounding and supporting the teeth. Also: Alveolar ridge, Residual ridge, Ridge.
ALCL is a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system cells.
Formation of new blood vessels
syn.: Schneiderian Membrane
Anatomy: Sinus (maxillaris), maxillary sinus, Antrum of Highmore see: Maxillary sinus
atrial septal defect An Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a common congenital cardiac defect that consists of a hole in
Decrease in size of a cell, organ, tissue or part.
Lacking blood vessels.
Removal and examination of sample tissue for diagnosis.
A psychological condition characterized by excessive worry about an imagined or minor physical flaw to the point that it can
The hard portion of the connective tissue that constitutes the majority of the skeleton. It consists of an inorganic component
Enlargement of the breast by surgical implantation of a breast implant. The first time a breast implant is placed to
A surgery to reconstruct a breast after tissue was removed because of cancer or injury.
Collagen is the main component of connective tissue. A molecule characterized by a triple helical structure and a high content
Bioabsorbable membrane made from collagen (mainly type I) with the following properties: tolerated by surrounding tissues, semi-permeable, hemostatic, chemotactic.
Combinations of different grafting materials.
Connective tissue is a basic human tissue. There are many subdivisions. It is found in between other tissues.
Premature opening of a primary surgical tissue closure.
Tissue graft from a cadaver, which has undergone a process of de-epithelialization and de-cellularization leaving an immunologically inert avascular connective
double vision Lacking coordination of the two eyes results in two pictures. Can be after trauma, dislocation of the eyes
Area of the body from which a graft is harvested. This can be skin, mucosa, connective tissue, and bone.
Dorsal Root Ganglion (Therapy)
Direct Vertebral Rotation
Freeze-dried bone allograft Bone harvested from donor cadavers, washed, immersed in ethanol, frozen in nitrogen, freeze-dried and ground to similar
Cell found within the connective tissue that is responsible for the synthesis of collagen fibers and the ground substance of
Material or tissue used for implantation or transplantation.
Any highly specific protein that stimulates the division and differentiation of particular types of cells.
Hard tissue includes bone, tooth enamel, dentin and cementum.
A mass of blood (usually clotted) confined to a space and caused by a break in a blood vessel.
Enlarged scar that remains after a wound heals.
Use of radiography (X-rays) of the breast to detect breast cancer. Recommended as a screening technique for early detection of
Plastic surgery to raise and reshape sagging (ptotic) breasts into a more elevated position.
Syn.: Antrum, Maxillary antrum, Antrum of Highmore Air cavity in the body of the maxilla that is lined by the
A membrane is a selective barrier; it allows some things to pass through but stops others. Membranes can be biological
see: Oral mucosa
Death of tissue may be caused by insufficient blood supply, trauma, radiation, chemical agents or infectious disease.
“Oral” relates to the mouth.
Epithelial lining of the oral cavity continuous with the skin of the lips and mucosa of the soft palate and
The ability to feel something und der the skin with the hand, e. g. an implant.
patent (persistent) ductus arteriosus This is a persistent opening between the two major blood vessels leading from the heart. The
Term for inflammatory reactions surrounding an implant.
patent foramen ovale The blood in a child in the womb is bypassed by a connection between the two atria
posterior occipital cervical thoracic
An undifferentiated cell that possesses the ability to transform into one or more types of cells.
Syn.: Sinus membrane (maxillary). Layer of pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium cells lining the maxillary sinus.
Localized collection of serum, the watery portion of blood. Seroma
Maxillary sinus enlargement. With aging, especially after loss of maxillary teeth and reduction of masticatory forces acting on the maxilla,
Dental see: Ridge preservation
Soft tissue connects, supports or surrounds other structures of the body. Soft tissue includes connective tissue as there are tendons,
Undifferentiated cell of embryogenic or adult origin that can undergo unlimited division and give rise to one or several different
A principle stating that bone will develop the structure most suited to resist those forces acting on it.
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