Theory III

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  1. a form of antimicrobial agent produced by or obtained from microorganisms that can kill other microorganisms or inhibit their growth; may be specific for certain organisms or may cover a broad spectrum
  2. use of specific chemical or pharmaceutical agents for the control or destruction of microorganisms, either systemically or at specific sites
  3. with reference to the clinical attachment level, which is the position of the periodontal attached tissue at the base of a sulcus or pocket as measured from a fixed point
  4. the union of connective tissue or epithelium with a root surface that has been deprived of its original attachment apparatus; the new attachment may be epithelial adhesion and/or connective tissue adaptation or attachment, and it may include new cementum
    new attachment
  5. the reunion of epithelial and connective tissues with root surfaces and bone such as occurs after an incision or injury
  6. available for absorption by the body
  7. susceptible of degradation by biological processes as by bacterial or other enzymatic action
  8. tubular instrument placed in a cavity to introduce or withdraw fluid
  9. treatment by means of chemical or pharmaceutical agents
  10. local delivery of a chemotherapeutic agent to a site-specific area; may be a patch to be worn on the skin or a polymeric fiber, such as that used to deliver an agent to a periodontal pocket
    controlled release
  11. a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure used in medicine to examine inaccessible tissues by inserting a fiber-optic tube into the body
  12. invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues
  13. caused by microorganisms that are part of the normal microbiota of the skin, nose, mouth, and intestinal and urogenital tracts
    endogenous infection
  14. caused by organisms acquired from outside the oral cavity or the host
    exogenous infection
  15. occurs in a systemically or locally impaired host; opportunistic pathogens may not be highly virulent, but they can cause disease when the host defense is altered
    opportunistic infection
  16. instrumentation performed after the area has been exposed by tissue removal or the tissue is separated and laid back as a flap; visibility and accessibility allow more thorough treatment
    open scaling and root planing
  17. not responding to usual treatment
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Theory III
2011-10-16 16:34:47
chapter 38 key words

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