colloid suspension


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suspension

 [sus-pen´shun]
1. temporary cessation, as of pain or a vital process.
2. a supporting from above, as in treatment where extremities are elevated with a traction device.
3. a preparation of a finely divided, undissolved substance dispersed in a liquid vehicle.
bladder neck suspension any of various methods of surgical fixation of the urethrovesical junction area and the bladder neck to restore the neck to a high retropubic position for relief of stress incontinence. Among numerous types of procedures are the Burch procedure and the Pereyra procedure. Called also colposuspension.
colloid suspension a colloid system; see colloid (def. 2). Sometimes used specifically for a sol in which the dispersed phase is solid and the particles are large enough to settle out of solution.

colloid suspension

Etymology: Gk, kolla, glue, eidos, form; L, suspendere, to hang
a system of solids dispersed in a liquid medium, with particles generally smaller than 100 nm.

colloid suspension

A colloidal solution in which particles of the dispersed phase are relatively large. Synonym: suspensoid

suspension

1. temporary cessation, as of pain or a vital process.
2. a supporting from above, as in treatment of spinal disorders.
3. a preparation of a finely divided, undissolved substance dispersed in a liquid vehicle.

colloid suspension
one in which the suspended particles are very small.