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Latin: praeparare – prepare
German: Präparation

1 Anatomy

1.1 Definition

A preparation in anatomical and surgical terms is a certain exposure of specific anatomical structures. It includes transsection of covering tissues.

1.2 Background

In anatomy the preparation is used to demonstrate the topographie, structures and dimensions of one region. In surgical preparation it is important to point out single important structures (eg nerves) to demonstrate their pathway and prevent any damage.

2 Dentistry

2.1 Definition

In dentistry a preparation is the preparation of one tooth for treatments like a dental crown for example.

Specialties: Anatomy

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