Medical Definition of Alveolar osteitis

1. A postoperative complication of tooth extraction in which the blood clot in the socket disintegrates, resulting in focal osteomyelitis and severe pain. Synonym: alveolalgia, alveolar osteitis, dry socket. Origin: alveolus + G. Algos, pain (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alveolar Osteitis

alveolar crest
alveolar dead space
alveolar duct
alveolar duct emphysema
alveolar ectasia
alveolar foramina
alveolar gas
alveolar gas equation
alveolar gingiva
alveolar gland
alveolar hydatid cyst
alveolar index
alveolar macrophage
alveolar macrophage elastase
alveolar mucosa
alveolar osteitis (current term)
alveolar part of mandible
alveolar pattern
alveolar periosteum
alveolar point
alveolar process
alveolar proteinosis
alveolar resorption
alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
alveolar rhabdosarcoma
alveolar ridge
alveolar ridge augmentation
alveolar sac
alveolar septum
alveolar soft part sarcoma

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