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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
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15 words

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

abapical

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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2010
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Medicine and health, Dentistry
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10 words

Opposite to or directly away from the *apex.

abarticulation

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Current Version:
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Medicine and health, Dentistry
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The displacement or *dislocation of a bone from its normal position (e.g. the *temporomandibular joint).

Abbé–Estlander operation

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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79 words

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

ABCDE approach

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
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412 words

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

abdomen

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
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That part of the body cavity below the chest and separated from it by the diaphragm. It contains a number

abduction

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Movement away from the midline; e.g. the lateral rectus muscle is an abductor of the eye.

aberrant

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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2010
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Medicine and health, Dentistry
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21 words

Deviating from the normal. Usually applied to a blood vessel or nerve that fails to follow its normal course.

abfraction

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Current Version:
2010
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Medicine and health, Dentistry
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88 words

The loss of tooth structure in the *cervical region of the *crown of a tooth. Some research studies

ablation

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A Dictionary of Dentistry

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The removal or excision of a piece of tissue, usually by surgery. Surface ablation of the skin may be carried

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