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encrustation

(ĕn-krŭs-tā′shŭn)
Obstruction of a body part or of a stent placed in the body with granulation tissue or calcified debris. The term is used in particular to refer to blockage of urethral stents.
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5) New biomaterials and ureteral stent coatings, such as heparin and diamond-like carbon compounds, may reduce infection and encrustation rates.
Microcrystalline encrustations on the sediments of the creek banks at this location also appear to be vivianite.
Bacterial biofilms and the encrustation of urethral catheters.
Thus Harris self-effacingly clears away the encrustations of ideology that distorted or undermined Hegel's influence in the nineteenth century, and the contemporary biases that lead to piecemeal commentaries and salvagings of Hegel in the present day, and opens a window through which Hegel's thought can appear with perhaps less distortion than at any previous time.
These are heavily weathered and look and feel like small encrustations of white concrete.
While the sections of the Histaria that are now published for the first time do not add greatly to our historical knowledge, they do enhance considerably our understanding of the whole spectrum of Henry's rhetorical and poetical as well as historical skills, and allow us to see properly for the first time the encrustations of amendments and additions with which this most inveterate of revisers glossed and updated his work.
The outer surface bears carbonaceous encrustations and has horizontal burnishing marks particularly on the rim and around the cordon.
Many of them had encrustations inside the pipes further narrowing the interior diameters and restricting water flow.
The Paleogene (approximately 60 million year old) shallow carbonates atop four of the seamounts along the Emperor Chain in the North Pacific Basin are rich in skeletal debris of bryozoans, echinoids, mollusks, and red algae with pervasive red algal encrustations and only rare coral.
FW Aqua Transformer's water activation decreases the number of clusters in water molecules and reduces surface tension of the water allowing the treated water to penetrate deeper into the products being processed or the encrustations being eliminated.
There is little outrage at these legalistic encrustations, the corruption of the spirit, as if no higher ideal ought to be expected.
OTCBB: FWTC) is pleased to announce that the FW Water Device, which removes encrustations and corrosion from heating and cooling systems, also offers two additional benefits when installed in boilers, refrigeration and cooling systems.