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Neurosurgery A definitive therapy for intracranial aneurysms, which consists of the direct obliteration of the aneurysmal neck with a clip of the proper strength, shape, and size, to prevent the flow of blood into the dome of the aneurysm, while preserving the parent artery
Sports medicine An illegal block in American football in which a player hits the opponent from the rear, below the knees. If seen by a referee, it carries a 15-yard penalty. Clipping injuries in adolescents can lead to fractures through the epiphyseal plate and injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament

clipping

Neurosurgery A definitive therapy for intracranial aneurysms, which consists of the direct obliteration of the aneurysmal neck with a clip of the proper strength, shape, and size, that prevents the flow of blood into the dome of the aneurysm, while preserving the parent artery. Cf Interventional neuroradiology, Trapping.

clipping

cutting of the hair or wool coat with clippers which may be equipped with blades of different sizes, depending on the purpose and degree of hair removal required. Fine-toothed blades are used in surgical preparation of the skin; coarse blades give various cosmetic results.

clipping machine
usually refers to electric clippers.

Patient discussion about clipping

Q. Can I have a MRI of the knee if I have hemostatic clips in the brain?(also called aneurysm clips)?

A. How about a CAT scan of the knee?, I wonder if it would be an appropriate diagnostic tool, I suspect problems with a lateral meniscus.

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Peter Talbot, of Limehurst Ltd in Colchester, collects the clippings.
In tests conducted at the ARS Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California, near San Francisco, Imam and colleagues have shown that lawn clippings can be mixed with other natural compounds to yield eco-friendly fire logs that burn brightly and evenly.
The clippings were used to assess the men's tobacco exposure over the last year.
When I used my standard 13in mower and collected up the clippings it took me more than two hours to do the lawn, and I filled two compost bins.
It's used to feed grass where clippings are collected.
These clippings are stored in a cool place to prevent any composting prior to collection.
Clippings can be composted, used to mulch beds and borders, or left on the lawn.
Since Agromin composts 20,000 tons of our lawn and garden clippings and trimmings each month, it might be instructive to follow their guidelines for composting.
Just as the VHS era fades to black, press clipping services are moving beyond clippings into a more real-time product.
The appeals court held that a general ban on the receipt of clippings from noncommercial sources violated the prisoner's First Amendment right to receive information, but that the district court injunction was overly broad and violated the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA.
Toenail clippings are not generally regarded as collectables, but a 30-month collection of Paul's parings, carefully stored in a plastic box, were offered to and refused by Carlos Caplean, the Uruguayan "toenail supremo".
Ernst says unlike other conventional side discharge tractors, the machine features a unique cutting system with counter rotational cutting blades that direct the collected clippings into a chute, beneath the seat, that empties into a 700-litre collection hopper at the rear of the tractor.