subluxation

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(sŭb″lŭk″-sā′shŏn)

[sub- + luxation]

1. A partial or incomplete dislocation.
2. In dentistry, injury to supporting tissues that results in abnormal loosening of teeth without displacement or rotation. When loosely applied to the temporomandibular joint, subluxation refers to the relaxation or stretching of the capsule and ligaments that results in popping noises during movement or partial dislocation of the mandible forward.

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SUBLUXATION

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(sŭb″lŭk″-sā′shŏn)

[sub- + luxation]

1. A partial or incomplete dislocation.
2. In dentistry, injury to supporting tissues that results in abnormal loosening of teeth without displacement or rotation. When loosely applied to the temporomandibular joint, subluxation refers to the relaxation or stretching of the capsule and ligaments that results in popping noises during movement or partial dislocation of the mandible forward.

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SUBLUXATION

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