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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.
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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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Therefore, [IL-17A.sup.-][IL-17F.sup.+] Th17 cells may also play important role in periodontal disease like [IL-17A.sup.+][IL-17F.sup.-] Th17 cell as both Th17 cells were correlated with the attachment loss in periodontitis.
The sample consisted of subjects with a mean attachment loss of 2.26 [+ or -] 1.71 which, according to the American Academy of Periodontology classification, (26) would be characterized as moderate attachment loss.
51.1-87) average bleeding on probing score of 66.3% (95% C.I= 60.4-72.2) and average clinical attachment loss of 2.5 mm (95% C.I= 2.35-2.6).
A number of studies reported rapid progression and higher severity of existing chronic periodontitis in HIV-seropositive patients with severe attachment loss. It has been suggested that the preexisting periodontitis may be exacerbated in HIV-infected patients due to the severe immunosuppression and also HIV-infection is being considered as modifier of periodontal disease.
A population study (16) that used a self-reported questionnaire regarding alcohol consumption observed a significant relationship between alcohol, gingival inflammation and clinical attachment loss, after controlling for major confounding variables.
Risk indicators for attachment loss. J Periodontol 1994; 65(3):260-67.
The peri- odontal examination included assessment of gingival index (GI) bleeding on probing (BoP) probing depths (PD) and clinical attachment loss (CAL).
(1) Despite this, most dental professionals still use diagnostic tests developed in the early 1900's such as Disclosing Solutions, Bleeding on Probing, Pocket Depths and Radiographs, all of which are fraught with problems and none of which are predictive of future attachment loss. Questions which come to our mind are; can traditional tests detect pathogenic biofilms?