Hydroxyapatite: A major component and an essential ingredient of normal bone and teeth. Hydroxyapatite makes up bone mineral and the matrix of teeth. It is hydroxyapatite that gives bones and teeth their rigidity.
Hydroxyapatite molecules can group together (crystalize) to form microscopic clumps. If these tiny crystals of hydroxyapatite are deposited by mistake in or around joints, they may cause inflammation of the joints and nearby tissues, such as tendons and ligaments, particularly causing rotator cuff problems in the shoulder. The inflammation caused by hydroxyapatite crystals has been referred to as hydroxyapatite crystal disease.
Hydroxyapatite: A major component and an essential ingredient of normal bone and teeth. Hydroxyapatite makes up bone mineral and the matrix of teeth.
Read about hydroxyapatite crystal disease, a cause of joint inflammation. The crystals that cause the joint inflammation are different from gout and pseudogout.
Berkeley Advanced Biomaterials Inc. (BAB) specializes in developing and manufacturing hydroxyapatite (HAP), tricalcium phosphate (TCP), and other calcium-based products.
Hydroxyapatite is chemically similar to the mineral component of bones and hard tissues in mammals. It is one of few materials that are classed as bioactive, meaning ...
hydroxyapatite /hyÂ·droxyÂ·apÂ·aÂ·tite/ (-apÂ´ah-tÄ«t) an inorganic calcium-containing constituent of bone matrix and teeth, imparting rigidity to these structures.