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The seizure of property, especially (but not necessarily) real estate, from a defendant in a lawsuit in anticipation of its award to a plaintiff. Attachment occurs when a judge believes that the plaintiff will prevail in the suit and, therefore, permits the seizure. However, if the defendant does prevail in the end, the judge must compensate her with a bond to cover any potential damages the plaintiff causes.


The legal process of seizing real or personal property for the payment of nonmortgage debts such as tax liens or judgments.

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Predicting Tooth Loss during a Population-Based Study: Role of Attachment Loss in the Presence of Other Dental Conditions.
Periodontal measurements for both attachment loss and pocket depth were made at the mid-facial and mesial facial interproximal sites on each permanent tooth in two randomly selected quadrants (i.
There was no statistically significant difference in frequency of smokers, diabetics, alcohol, Percentage and number of sites with probing depth > 5mm and clinical attachment loss > 4mm, gestational weeks and birth weight in case and control group.
Studies have shown that laser treatment, when used together with conventional treatment methods, produces improvement in classic symptoms of periodontal disease, such as gingival bleeding, pocket depth, attachment loss and tooth mobility.
Attachment loss increase with advancing age in CAD patients (Table I, p<0.
Heightened gingival inflammation and attachment loss in type 2 diabetics with hyperlipidemia.
Research shows increased serum triglyceride levels in uncontrolled diabetics seems to be related to greater attachment loss and probing depths," said O'Neill.
Studies have shown that site-based clinical periodontal information such as bleeding on probing, plaque scores and probing depths have poor predictive values for future clinical attachment loss.
An oral examination determined the 41-year-old patient had swollen and receding gums, severe periodontal ligament attachment loss on all teeth and bleeding gums at 76 percent of the areas examined.
probing depths, bleeding points, suppuration, mucogingival defects, recession, clinical attachment loss, mobility)