Periodontium; Periodontal membrane - Periodontium

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Periodontium refers to the specialized tissues that both surround and support the teeth, maintaining them in the maxillary and mandibular bones. The word comes from the Greek terms peri-, meaning "around" and -odons, meaning "tooth." Literally taken, it means that which is "around the tooth". It provides the support necessary to maintain teeth in function. It consists of six principal components namely:


This definition incorporates text from the wikipedia website - Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. (2004, July 22). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from http://www.wikipedia.org

Анатомическая иерархия

General Anatomy > Joints; Articular system > Joints of skull > Cranial fibrous joints > Dentoalveolar syndesmosis; Gomphosis > Periodontium; Periodontal membrane

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