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caries

caries  

n. decay and crumbling of the substance of a tooth (see dental caries) or a bone. —carious adj.
citric acid

citric acid  

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An organic acid found naturally in citrus fruits. Citric acid is formed in the first stage of the Krebs cycle, the important energy-producing cycle in the body.
demineralization

demineralization  

A loss or removal of mineral salts from the tissues of the body. It occurs in dentine and enamel as part of the carious process. Enamel starts to demineralize when the plaque or saliva pH drops below ...
glycolysis

glycolysis  

(gly-kol-i-sis)the conversion of glucose, by a series of ten enzyme-catalysed reactions, to lactic acid, with the production of energy in the form of ATP.

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