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remodeling

noun re·mod·el·ing \ (ˌ)rē-ˈmäd-ᵊl-iŋ \

medical Definition of remodeling

of living tissue
: the process of undergoing structural reorganization, alteration, or renewal
  • Left ventricular remodeling is the process by which mechanical, neurohormonal, and possibly genetic factors alter ventricular size, shape, and function.
  • —Mariell Jessup et al.The New England Journal of Medicine15 May 2003
; especially : the continuous process of bone resorption and formation that involves the activity of osteoclasts and osteoblasts
  • Bones stay resilient through a process called remodeling, in which surface cells dissolve bone tissue and create small holes. Protein-secreting cells then fill those cavities with new tissue.
  • —Jennifer PirtleLivingOctober 2004

remodel

play \-ˈmäd-ᵊl\ transitive verb


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