concealment


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con·ceal·ment

(kŏn-sēl'mĕnt)
The collection of research data or the provision of an intervention without participant's knowledge or consent.

concealment

(kŏn-sēl′mĕnt)
1. In medicolegal affairs, failure to provide information or evidence.
2. In research, a technique to guarantee blinding of subjects and investigators.
3. In patient care, shielding a patient from his diagnosis.
4. In plastic surgery, the hiding of a structure with an undesirable appearance.
5. In electrocardiography, the invisibility of a rhythm or conduction disturbance.
6. In emergency or military medicine, hiding behind a curtain or bush to make it difficult for an assailant to see or direct gunfire toward one.
References in classic literature ?
For three nights we slept in trees, finding no caves or other places of concealment.
She stumbled once, not far from my place of concealment, and after the balance of the party had passed me.
Instantly my blood boiled, and forgetting every consideration of caution, I leaped from my concealment, and, springing to the man's side, felled him with a blow.
In return to which, Conscience, like a good lawyer, attempted to distinguish between an absolute breach of trust, as here, where the goods were delivered, and a bare concealment of what was found, as in the former case.
And it was not the necessity of concealment, not the aim with which the concealment was contrived, but the process of concealment itself which attracted her.
No time was lost when these several arrangements were completed, before each of the others sought a place of rest and concealment, and then the plain appeared again deserted to its solitude.
The old man had advised his companions of the absolute necessity of their continuing for hours in this concealment.
His obsequious follower stood holding the torch above his head, and then the observer saw for the first time, from his place of concealment, that he was blind.
Fagin drew him behind a small partition which was curtained off, and they held their breaths as she passed within a few feet of their place of concealment, and emerged by the door at which they had entered.
I could not see you without concealment--stay, I know what you are going to say,--it is other people's wrong feelings that make concealment necessary; but concealment is bad, however it may be caused.
If I meet you by chance, there is no concealment in that?
Suddenly the horrid war-whoop burst on their ears, mingled with the sharp report of rifles, and a legion of savages sprang from their concealments, yelling, and shaking their buffalo robes to frighten the horses.