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entrapment

/en·trap·ment/ (en-trap´ment) compression of a nerve or vessel by adjacent tissue.

entrapment

(en-trap′mĕnt)
In medicine, compression, as of a peripheral nerve or vessel.

entrapment,

n pathologic constriction on a vessel or nerve by swollen or hypertonic soft tissue and/or bone.

entrapment

the state of being trapped.

bowel entrapment
the intestine is caught up in adhesions or peritoneal ligaments. Obstruction, with or without compromise of the blood supply to the incarcerated loop, follows.
epiglottic entrapment
legal entrapment
the legal device by which a suspect is tempted to infringe the law or rules while under observation.
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