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Buccal index

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Buccal index rate
(Noun) The buccal index is a term used in different medical specialties and, thus, is defined accordingly:
In ultrasound diagnostics: The buccal index, the thickness of the cheek of the foetus, is used as a diagnosic sign of diabetic foetopathy or intrauterine growth retardation depending on its value.
In dentistry: The cross-mounting buccal index is used for the definitive implant abutment selection, framework design and fabrication.

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