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bridging

(brij'ing),
The existence or formation of a physical connection, normal or abnormal, between two structures.
[bridge + -ing]

bridging

Etymology: AS, brycg
1 a nursing technique of positioning a patient so that bony prominences are free of pressure on the mattress by using pads, bolsters of foam rubber, or pillows to distribute body weight over a larger surface.
2 a nursing technique for supporting a part of the body, such as the testicles in treating orchitis, using a Bellevue bridge made of a towel or other material.
3 a physical rehabilitation technique that strengthens abdominal and leg muscles. Reclining with knees bent, the patient plants the feet on a firm surface and lifts the buttocks off the surface.

bridging

Cardiology
A term for systolic narrowing of the left anterior descending coronary artery, seen by angiography as an isolated finding during cardiac catheterisation or in patients with coronary artery disease, left ventricular hypertrophy or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Clinical research
The transitioning of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities from the bench to the bedside.
 
Computers
The use of a LAN interconnection device that operates at the data link layer.
 
Neurology
The blurring of oligoclonal bands in patients with neuroborreliosis (neurologic Lyme disease).

Pathology
– Bridging fibrosis, see there.
– Bridging necrosis, see there.
– Roman bridges, see there.

Traumatology
The spanning of breaks in the skin by blood vessels, seen after a blunt object strikes tightened skin, rupturing the epidermis and dermis while blood vessels—being more mobile—remain intact, thereby “bridging” the gap.

bridging

Cardiology A term for the systolic narrowing of the left anterior descending coronary artery seen by angiography as an isolated finding during cardiac catheterization or in Pts with CAD, left ventricular hypertrophy or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Cf Rattail, Sawfish patterns TraumatologyThe 'spanning' of breaks in the skin by blood vessels, seen after a blunt object strikes tightened skin, rupturing the epidermis and dermis while blood vessels–being more mobile–remain intact, 'bridging' the gap.
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By combining the bridging and access functionalities into a single product," said Sarah Kim, a wireless technology analyst at the Yankee Group, "Vivato extends its core product offering to small and mid-sized businesses, while simultaneously enabling its larger customer to scale Vivato-specific functionalities at a lower total cost of ownership.
Bridging as a mental activity is the most common way we use the word "bridge" in human relations.
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The PEX 8114 is the most versatile PCI Express (PCIe) bridging device in its class, capable of forward, reverse and non-transparent bridging, and features one-gigabyte-per-second throughput.
In Access Point/Bridge mode, the unit provides both Access Point and Bridging functionalities; with Bridging function supported through Wireless Distribution System (WDS).