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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The principal bone salt, Ca5(PO4)3OH, which provides the compressional strength of vertebrate bone.

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  • n. A basic calcium phosphate mineral that is the principal inorganic constituent of bone and teeth.

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Examples

  • Calcium phosphate is a major component of the mineral complex (called hydroxyapatite) that gives structure and strength to bones.

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  • The scaffold is made from polycaprolactone, a biodegradable plastic, and hydroxyapatite, a naturally occurring mineral found in bone and teeth.

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  • Metal pegs to you, but very special metal pegs, developed by a team from University College London, and coated with hydroxyapatite, which encourages bone cells to grow on to the metal.

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  • The implants, which are attached to the bone at the amputation site, were coated with hydroxyapatite to encourages bone cells to grow onto the metal.

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  • Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan - Thai scientists working on crocodile smiles: A team of Thai scientists have found that crocodile eggs provide a goldmine of hydroxyapatite, the bioactive material commonly used in bone and teeth transplants worldwide.

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  • By combining the crushed shells with phosphate using a pressurized hydrothermal process, the team found they could make hydroxyapatite powder similar to the imported commercial product.

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  • During the normal processes that form bone, calcium and hydroxyl ions are incorporated into the hydroxyapatite-calcium matrix.

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  • Bone is composed of proteins and the mineral salt hydroxyapatite.

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  • CompO6™ is a composite material of polymer and ceramic including hydroxyapatite.

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  • They are coated with hydroxyapatite, a material that mimics the way antler bones mesh with soft tissue.

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