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calciphylaxis

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noun cal·ci·phy·lax·is \ ˌkal-sə-fə-ˈlak-səs \

medical Definition of calciphylaxis

plural calciphylaxes play \-ˌsēz\
:an adaptive response that follows systemic sensitization by a calcifying factor (as a vitamin D) and a challenge (as with a metallic salt) and that involves local inflammation and sclerosis with calcium deposition

calciphylactic

play \-ˈlak-tik\ adjective

calciphylactically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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