proteolysis-chelation theory

proteolysis-chelation theory
a theory of the etiology of dental caries, according to which keratolytic microorganisms cause formation of chelates, which in turn cause decalcification.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

См. также в других словарях:

  • dental caries — decay and crumbling of the substance of a tooth. Dental caries is caused by the metabolism of the bacteria in plaque attached to the surface of the tooth. Acid formed by bacterial breakdown of sugar in the diet causes demineralization of the… …   Medical dictionary

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