The periapical structures, particularly periodontal membrane and adjacent bone. [peri- L. apex, tip]

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peri·apex (per″e-aґpeks) the tissue that surrounds the root apex of a tooth (the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone).

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  • périapex — [peʀiapɛks] n. m. ÉTYM. XXe; de péri , et lat. apex « pointe, sommet ». ❖ ♦ Didact. Partie qui entoure l apex des dents. || « Une infection du périapex » (P. L. Rousseau, les Dents, p. 75). ❖ DÉR. (Du mê …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Healing of periapical lesions — Apical periodontitis is typically the body’s defense response to the threat of microbial invasion from the root canal. [Lopez Marcos, JF. Aetiology, classification and pathogenesis of pulp and periapical disease, Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal… …   Wikipedia

  • periapical — 1. At or around the apex of a root of a tooth. 2. Denoting the periapex. * * * peri·api·cal ā pi kəlalso ap i kəl adj of, relating to, occurring in, affecting, or being the tissues surrounding the apex of the root of a tooth <periapical… …   Medical dictionary

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