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diversion

/di·ver·sion/ (dĭ-ver´zhun) a turning aside.
urinary diversion  surgical creation of an alternate route for urine flow to replace an absent or diseased portion of the lower urinary tract in order to preserve renal function.

di·ver·sion

(di-vĕr'zhŭn)
1. The process of rerouting an ambulance to a facility other than the closest appropriate facility.
2. To create or bypass in the body.
Compare: shunt

diversion

(dĭ-vĕr′zhŭn)
1. In hospital management, the routing of patients away from one facility to others, usually because the first institution is inaccessible, overcrowded, or understaffed.
2. In surgery, the redirection of the normal flow of body contents from one organ to another.
3. The illicit use of a controlled substance for a purpose other than that which was intended by its prescriber.
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In all lands where life is a hazard lightly played with and lightly flung aside, men turn, almost automatically, to gambling for diversion and relaxation.
I had spent the first season well enough; for though I had contracted some acquaintance with a gentleman who came to the Bath for his diversion, yet I had entered into no felonious treaty, as it might be called.
I had on all occasions behaved myself so well as not to get the least slur upon my reputation on any account whatever, and all the men that I had conversed with were of so good reputation that I had not given the least reflection by conversing with them; nor did any of them seem to think there was room for a wicked correspondence, if they had any of them offered it; yet there was one gentleman, as above, who always singled me out for the diversion of my company, as he called it, which, as he was pleased to say, was very agreeable to him, but at that time there was no more in it.
The governors and premiers, in consultation with an advisory team of representatives from industrial, agricultural, municipal water supply, shipping, and environmental groups, are developing a management plan for regulating water diversions and withdrawals.
But as the lake dropped during Los Angeles' stream diversions, they became stranded along many shores.
Dubai: Traffic is flowing again after two major diversions for the Dubai Canal project opened within a week of each other, easing pressure on byroads.
According to the MoCA figures, IGIA has recorded 289 diversions during the past three winter spells because of fog and other technical issues.
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced road diversions at Umm Salal Mohamed and Umm Al Amad areas.
Welsh National Opera has invited Diversions Dance Company to be a part of its new season.
we are just waiting for the gas main to be finished and then we can remove the diversions.
LOS Angeles local governments have been undergoing a crisis of confidence this past month, with repeated ``bait and switch'' charges of attempted diversions of bond measure funds to different purposes than those advertised.
Those smaller diversions, he said, presumably could meet fish-protection requirements, satisfy the drinking-water needs of alliance customers, and keep enough fresh water flowing into Lake Tapps to maintain a full, healthy lake.