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closure

 [klo´zher]
delayed primary closure the surgical closing of a wound several days after the injury because the wound was initially too contaminated to close; called also healing by third intention.
Vacuum Assisted closure (VAC) trademark for a system that uses the controlled negative pressure of a vacuum to promote healing of certain types of wound. The edges of the wound are made airtight with foam and a dressing, and a tube is placed in the wound, connecting to a canister that creates a vacuum. Infectious materials and other fluids are then sucked out of the wound.
velopharyngeal closure closure of nasal air escape by the elevation of the soft palate and contraction of the posterior pharyngeal wall; see also velopharyngeal insufficiency.
visual closure identification of complete forms or objects from incomplete visual presentations.

clo·sure

(klō'zhŭr),
1. The completion of a reflex pathway.
2. The place of coupling between stimuli in the establishment of conditioned learning.
3. To achieve or experience a sense of completion in a mental task.
4. Bringing together the margins of a wound.

closure

[klō′zhər]
Etymology: L, claudere, to shut
1 the surgical closing of a wound by suture or staple.
2 a visual phenomenon in which the mind sees an entire figure when only a portion is actually visible. See also flask closure.
3 the ending of something, as in closure of the grieving process.

clo·sure

(klō'zhŭr)
1. The completion of a reflex pathway.
2. The place of coupling between stimuli in the establishment of conditioned learning.
3. To achieve or experience a sense of completion in a mental task.
4. Definitive repair of an open wound, traumatic or surgical.
5. Pertaining to the manner of fastening a garment, shoe, or appliance.

clo·sure

(klō'zhŭr)
Bringing together the margins of a wound.

closure

usually refers to suturing of a surgical incision.

closeout, closure

the finalization of a feeding program in a feedlot. The cattle are sold and a balance sheet is struck which includes the costs of feeding and housing or confining them.
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Peritoneal closure following appendectomy is a standard practice in our setup.
Over recent years, the economic downturn has encouraged a focus on cost and material savings in the beverage industry, with the aim of delivering cheaper closures that require minimal adaptation of installed technology.
Vestibular closure with a silastic obturator--an alternative to Young's procedure in bleeding diathesis.
Elastic drawstring for positive closure during movement
A study that he and his colleagues published in 2003 suggested that PFO closure is more effective against migraines with auras than against migraines without accompanying sensory signs.
Perhaps that is why we are always "seeking" closure.
Finally, owners and operators of USTs must maintain records demonstrating compliance with the closure requirements for at least three years following the closure or change-in-service.
This could take many hours, and anywhere from one to 10 tests were needed to obtain a seal with the right degree of closure force.
A second approach to assessing impacts of closures on access to care is to measure the effects of closure on hospital utilization by the population that had actually used the hospital before it closed.
Emener's (1980) dependent variables included numbers of closures in different closure categories, including Status 26 (rehabilitated) closures, and success rate, which was defined as the ratio of Status 26 closures to the total caseload.
By expanding the scope from wine to spirits, water, and oils, the extensive promotional campaign--directed in particular at decision-makers from the industry, trade, and manufacturing sectors--now provides an all-round panorama covering all the advantages of the high-performance closure.