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A20

A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNFα. It is a dual function ...

abuse

abuse  

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

plasma lamp  

A light source in which a current traverses a gas between two incandescent electrodes to generate an arc which produces light used to polymerize resins. It has a peak energy level of 900mW and a ...
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 ...
dovetail

dovetail  

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

alloplasty  

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

desensitizing agent  

A solution, gel, or varnish applied topically to a sensitive area of a tooth. See also dentine hypersensitivity.
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 ...
risk difference

risk difference  

The difference in size of risk between two groups. For example if one group has a 20% incidence of disease, and the other has a 15% incidence of the disease, the risk difference is 5%.
tip-edge appliance

tip-edge appliance  

A type of fixed orthodontic appliance similar to a Begg appliance, but with brackets which have pre-adjusted values.
hot salt sterilizer

hot salt sterilizer  

A small sterilizer containing salt heated to a temperature of 234°C (450°F), used for sterilizing endodontic burs and instruments immersed in the salt for 20–30 seconds. This type of equipment cannot ...
invest

invest  

To surround, embed, or envelop in an investment material e.g. a wax pattern invested in a gypsum product.
lingual split technique

lingual split technique  

A surgical technique for removing mandibular third molars where the lingual plate is fractured using a chisel.
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.
brace

brace  

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

calcific metamorphosis  

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

cementoid  

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

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