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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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The new Cisco Aironet Wireless Bridging Essentials features important considerations such as the impact of regulatory bodies on bridge installations, how to configure a bridge for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and repeater bridge topologies, conduct a path analysis, select antennas and configure a Cisco bridge with Spanning Tree Protocol.
The AIRLAN/Bridge 200E also incorporates the CISCO-IOS kernel for high speed MAC layer bridging.
Dayna's 10/100 bridging technology takes direct aim at easing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet integration .
The BridgePort/7806 bridge offers premium configuration flexibility by providing the option for Source Routing and Source Routing Transparent bridging.
the AIRLAN/Bridge Ultra for Token Ring provides high-speed wireless bridging and routing between LANs up to 25 miles apart.