re·​mod·​el·​ing (ˌ)rē-ˈmäd-ᵊl-iŋ How to pronounce remodeling (audio)
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 Medicine
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 Pirtle, Living
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“Remodeling.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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