Definition: A condition characterized by the deposition of calcium salts in nodular foci in various tissues other than the parenchymatous viscera; the two well-known forms, calcinosis circumscripta and calcinosis universalis, are not associated with tissue damage or demonstrable metabolic disease; other forms are the result of abnormal calcium and/or phosphorous metabolism.
See: metastatic calcification
[calcium + -osis, condition]
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