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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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Approach then came back, "Your divert bears 219 for 200 miles.
China had proposed to build a dam over the Tsang-Po in Tibet whereby it could divert considerable amount of the river's water to cultivate other barren areas of the region.
Divert More have also secured a trial with a major national environmental recycling organisation.
Thirdly, all diverts must be signed off and approved at a director level between the acute Trust and West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Even now, when Granmaw Pettibone takes to shouting it out in the parlor on Wednesday nights, I'm prone to jumping out of my folding chair and heading to the briefed divert.
Recently there seems to have been a spate of incidents in which European airliners bound for US destinations have been forced to divert to other US airports because that country's authorities were unhappy to find a passenger's name or date of birth matching, or nearly matching, one on the TSA's 'no fly list'.
Instead, the adoption of those generic spending bills for health and human services, education, and housing has posed an opportunity for a handful of influential congressmen and senators to divert this money for their own specific "earmarked" projects.
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The district court held that the state no longer had the authority to divert a portion of the prisoner's income to release accounts while he was confined in a private out-of-state prison.
Concerning the important issue of water rights, Judge Smith stated: "The Government cannot deny citizens access to their vested water rights without providing a way for them to divert that water to another beneficial purpose if one exists.
The Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation is also studying drainage projects, "to divert water back out to rebuild the marsh and restore nutrients," says Radlauer, spreading an aerial map on a counter in Lafitte, Louisiana.