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hormonal gingivitis

 

Definition: gingivitis in which the host response to bacterial plaque is presumably exacerbated by hormonal alterations occurring during puberty, pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, or menopause.

Synonym(s): pregnancy gingivitis

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