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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

abuse

abuse  

Inappropriate use or treatment of materials, techniques, persons, programmes, or language. See also child abuse.
Guedel airway

Guedel airway  

(gwed-ĕl)an oropharyngeal airway used in anaesthesia and resuscitation. [A. E. Guedel (20th century), US anaesthetist]
trigone

trigone  

The anterior part of the upper primitive molar tooth which usually carries three cusps (protocone, paracone, and metacone).
foil

foil  

N.A very thin sheet of metal, usually gold, platinum, or tin. Cohesive gold foil is pure (24 carat) gold which, when condensed at room temperature against another piece of foil, will cohere or weld ...
Clapton's line

Clapton's line  

[E. Clapton (1830–1909), English physician] A greenish discoloration of the marginal gingivae caused by chronic copper poisoning.
condyloma acuminatum

condyloma acuminatum  

A venereal wart which may occur in the oral cavity. They present as pink soft papillary lesions.
dovetail

dovetail  

A cavity whose shape is flared, created to provide a retentive lock for a direct or indirect restoration.
brace

brace  

A lay term used to describe any orthodontic appliance, most commonly those with visible wires, bands, or brackets.
buccopharyngeal fascia

buccopharyngeal fascia  

The membrane that covers the muscular layer of the pharynx and is continued forward onto the buccinator muscle.
calcific metamorphosis

calcific metamorphosis  

A reaction to tooth trauma resulting in partial or complete obliteration of the pulp chamber by secondary dentine.
alloplasty

alloplasty  

A surgical procedure utilizing a synthetic material, i.e. a material not from the human body.
absorption layer

absorption layer  

An amorphous zone on the dentine surface into which adhesive agents can flow. See also hybrid layer.
envelope of motion

envelope of motion  

A three-dimensional range of mandibular movement which can take place during normal function. See also Posselt's envelope.
disclusion

disclusion  

The separation of the opposing occlusal surfaces of the upper and lower teeth by movement of the mandible.
cementoid

cementoid  

A thin unmineralized layer present on the surface of developing cementum. Also known as precementum and uncalcified cementum.
curve of Monson

curve of Monson  

[G. S. Monson (1869–1933), American dentist] The curve of occlusion of natural teeth in which each cusp and incisal edge touches or conforms to a segment of the surface of a sphere 20.3cm (8in.) in ...
extracoronal

extracoronal  

Describing that which is outside or external to the body of a tooth such as an artificial crown.
desensitizing agent

desensitizing agent  

A solution, gel, or varnish applied topically to a sensitive area of a tooth. See also dentine hypersensitivity.
focus to skin distance

focus to skin distance  

(fsd)The distance between the focal spot of the x-ray tube (where x-rays are produced) marked with a red dot on the intra-oral x-ray head to the skin surface of the patient. For the long cone ...
pronasion

pronasion  

The point of the angle between the septum of the nose and the surface of the upper lip.

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