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banding

 [band´ing]
1. the act of encircling and binding with a thin strip of material.
2. in genetics, any of several techniques of staining chromosomes so that a characteristic pattern of transverse dark and light bands becomes visible, permitting identification of individual chromosome pairs.

band·ing

(ban'ding),
1. The process of differential staining of (usually) metaphase chromosomes of cells to reveal the characteristic patterns of bands that permit identification of individual chromosomes and recognition of missing segments; each of the 22 pairs of human chromosomes and the X and Y chromosomes has an identifying banding pattern.
2. Placement of a constrictive or restrictive ligature about a vessel or viscus.

banding

/band·ing/ (band´ing)
1. the act of encircling and binding with a thin strip of material.
2. in genetics, any of several techniques of staining chromosomes so that a characteristic pattern of transverse dark and light bands becomes visible, permitting identification of individual chromosome pairs.

banding

Etymology: ME, bande, strip
any of several techniques of staining chromosomes with fluorescent stains or chemical dyes that produce a series of transverse light and dark areas whose intensity and position are characteristic of each chromosome. Banding patterns are identified as C-banding, G-banding, Q-banding, or R-banding according to the staining technique used. Also called chromosome banding.

banding

A term of art referring to pay adjustments for doctor trainees (junior doctors) in the UK, which is based on hours worked per week and intensity of the work itself.

banding

Cardiac pathology Zonal changes of cardiac muscle due to ischemia, which are characterized by opaque transverse bands within myocytes adjacent to an intercalated disc, accompanied by shortening and scalloping of the sarcomere, fragmentation of Z bands, distortion of myofibrils and displacement of mitochondria away from intercalated disc. See Contraction band necrosis. Cf Wavy changes.

band·ing

(band'ing)
The process of differential staining of chromosomes to reveal characteristic patterns of bands that permit identification of individual chromosomes and recognition of missing segments; each of the 22 pairs of human chromosomes and the X and Y chromosomes has an identifying banding pattern.

banding

1. the act of encircling and binding with a thin strip of material.
2. in genetics, any of several techniques of staining chromosomes so that a characteristic pattern of transverse dark and light bands becomes visible, permitting identification of individual chromosome pairs.

Patient discussion about banding

Q. how bad can your headaches get the ones i get feel like a band around my head and my eyes ache.

A. Headache can be very painful; thankfully, headache chronic syndromes can be diagnosed and treated quite effectively. From your description it sounds like you have a well-known headache syndrome (maybe cluster headache). However, effective diagnosis and treatment aren't possible over the net, so I would suggest seeing a doctor in order to treat it.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html

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