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calciphylaxis

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

Medical Definition of calciphylaxis

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calciphylaxes

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  1. :  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

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calciphylactically

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