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impaction

 [im-pak´shun]
the condition of being wedged in firmly.
bony impaction a dental impaction in which the blockage consists of both bone and soft tissue.
dental impaction the blocking of a tooth by a physical barrier, such as a neighboring tooth, so that it cannot erupt; see also impacted tooth.
Impaction of the third molar. From Dorland's, 2000.
fecal impaction see fecal impaction.
soft tissue impaction a dental impaction in which the blockage consists of soft tissue only.

im·pac·tion

(im-pak'shŭn),
The process or condition of being impacted.

impaction

/im·pac·tion/ (im-pak´shun)
1. the condition of being impacted.
2. in obstetrics, the indentation of any fetal parts of one twin onto the surface of its co-twin, so that the simultaneous partial engagement of both twins is permitted.

dental impaction  prevention of eruption, normal occlusion, or routine removal of a tooth because of its being locked in position by bone, dental restoration, or surfaces of adjacent teeth.
fecal impaction  a collection of hardened feces in the rectum or sigmoid.

impaction

[impak′shən]
Etymology: L, impactic, a pressing together
1 an obstacle or malposition that prevents a tooth from erupting.
2 the presence of a large or hard fecal mass in the rectum or colon.

im·pac·tion

(im-pak'shŭn)
The process or condition of being impacted.

impaction

1. The condition of being forced into and retained in any part of the body.
2. The situation in which the ends of a fractured bone are firmly driven into each other so that movement at the fracture site does not occur.
3. Retention of an unerupted tooth in the jaw by obstruction by another tooth, especially a molar, so that its normal appearance is prevented.

Impaction

A condition in which earwax has become tightly packed in the outer ear to the point that the external ear canal is blocked.
Mentioned in: Cerumen Impaction

im·pac·tion

(im-pak'shŭn)
The process or condition of being impacted.

impaction

the condition of being impacted. Most commonly a condition in the alimentary tract of herbivores fed on roughage of poor digestibility. See also impactions of anal sacs of dogs, oviduct of birds, scent glands of ruminants.

impaction colic
see impaction colic.
fecal impaction
a syndrome of moderate toxemia, an absence of fecal movements and straining in some cases. There is a collection of putty-like or hardened feces in the rectum or sigmoid. In horses fed on roughage of poor digestibility, the syndrome is one of colic due to impaction in the colon or cecum or both, or of the ileocecal valve. In cattle the syndrome is one of indigestion and ruminal stasis, less commonly abomasal impaction. In both syndromes there is a delayed passage of feces and palpably distended, firm viscera in appropriate locations. Each of these specific impactions is discussed under colic, abomasal impaction, ruminal impaction, omasal impaction, crop-bound and oviduct impaction of birds.
impaction large intestine
see impaction colic.
teeth impaction
see impacted teeth.

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