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Cavity preparation

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Cavity preparation

Removal of dental caries and surgical preparation of the remaining tooth structure to receive a dental restoration, the final form of an excavation in a tooth resulting from such preparation.

corrosion preparation, a preparation in which the hollow parts such as ducts, vessels, or alveoli of the lung are filled with a substance that hardens and persists after dissolving the tissues by digestion.

cytologic filter preparation, a cytologic specimen made by depositing a watery sample (obtained by a variety of methods from many body sites) upon a filter having pores of uniform size smaller than the cellular material to be concentrated; this is followed by fixation and staining, usually with 95% ethyl alcohol and papanicolaou stain.

heart-lung preparation, an animal preparation in which blood (rendered incoagulable) circulates through the heart and lungs and through an artificial system of vessels representing the systemic circulation; the latter is connected with the divided aorta on the one hand and with the superior vena cava on the other; used in physiologic studies of the heart and circulation.