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pediatric dentistry (chap 57)

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analogy
comparison of similarities between things that are otherwise not alike
athetosis
type of involuntary movement of the body, face, and extremities
autonomy
childhood process of becoming independent
avulsed
torn away or dislodged by force
cerebral palsy
neutro disorder of motor function caused by brain damage
chronologic age
actual age (months, years) of pediatric patients
contour
to shape or conform an object
crossbite
condition that occurs when a tooth is not properly aligned with its opposing tooth
down syndrome
chromosomal defect that results in abnormal physical characteristics and mental imparment, also called trisomy 21
emotional age
measure of level of emotional maturity of pediatric patients
extrusion
displacement of a tooth from its socket as result of injury
festooning
procedure to trim or shape a denture to simulate normal tissue appearance
frankl
scale designed to evaluate patient behavior
intrusion
displacement of a tooth into its socket as a result of injury
luxation
dislocation
mental age
measure of the level of intellectual capacity and development of pediatric patiens
mental retardation
disorder in which an individual's intelligence is underdeveloped
neural
referring to brain, nervous system, and nerve pathways
open bay
concept of open design use in pediatric dental practices
papoose
type of restraining device that holds a pediatric patient's hand, arms and legs still
pediatric dentistry
dental specialty concerned with neonatal through adolescent patients, as well as patients with special needs in these age groups
posnatal
after birth
prenatal
beforem birth
pulpotomy
removal of the coronal portion of a vital pulp from a tooth
spasticity
exaggerated movement of the arms and legs
t-band
type of matrix band used for primary teeth