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Q. Define pathologic calcification

Types of pathologic calcification:-

Ans. Abnormal deposition of calcium salts in the tissue of her than osteoid or enamel. Along with calcium salts, small amounts of megnecsium, iron and other minaral salts are also deposited.

1. Dystrophic calcification :-

characterised by deposition of calcium salts in dead or degenerated
tissues with normal calcium metabolism and normal serum calcium levels.

2. Metastatic calcification: apparently normal tissues and is associated with deranged calcium metabolism and hypercalcaemia.

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