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diversion

/di·ver·sion/ (dĭ-ver´zhun) a turning aside.
urinary diversion  surgical creation of an alternate route for urine flow to replace an absent or diseased portion of the lower urinary tract in order to preserve renal function.

di·ver·sion

(di-vĕr'zhŭn)
1. The process of rerouting an ambulance to a facility other than the closest appropriate facility.
2. To create or bypass in the body.
Compare: shunt

diversion

(dĭ-vĕr′zhŭn)
1. In hospital management, the routing of patients away from one facility to others, usually because the first institution is inaccessible, overcrowded, or understaffed.
2. In surgery, the redirection of the normal flow of body contents from one organ to another.
3. The illicit use of a controlled substance for a purpose other than that which was intended by its prescriber.
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A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M23 northbound to roundabout and return southbound to join the M25 via the southbound link roads.
Through data from drug-diversion investigators, poison centers, substance-abuse treatment centers and college students, multiple perspectives of abuse and diversion were investigated.
Road diversions for the planned Water Canal project are nearing completion with work on the second phase expected to begin soon.
Work has started in laying utility line conduits underneath the path of the proposed Canal (mainland side) while protecting and diverting utility lines underneath the traffic diversion path.
A CYCLING councillor believes a half-mile diversion off a greenway route is unnecessary and potentially hazardous.
The diversions mean motorists can no longer use the road to access the crowded Abu Shagara area.
Another incredible exchange occurred when Meese informed North diey had found the diversion memo.
If the SBA has ignored thousands of letters from small businesses all across the country urging it to change federal policies allowing the diversion of billions of dollars in small business contracts, why would it respond to a handful of phone calls?
Ralston initially pledged to get an attorney and fight the charge, but he later decided to plead guilty and enter the diversion program.
However, the commission questioned whether seven years was an excessive period and noted the existence of several different types of diversion programs, such as ethics, trust accounting, and lawyer advertising.
Kishanganga dam is located about 160 km upstream Muzzafarabad, and involves diversion of Kishanganga (called Neelum in Pakistan) to a tributary, named Bunar Madumati Nullah, of Jhelum river through a 22-km tunnel.
The new traffic diversion will be fitted with all the required traffic safety means such as signals, cautionary lights on the street and concrete barriers, said Maitha.