immobility


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hazards of immobility

 
complications that are associated with a limited or absolute lack of movement by the patient; various members of the health care team may collaborate to assist the patient in avoiding these problems. See accompanying table, and see also disuse syndrome.

immobility

Inability to move.
 
Bariatric medicine
An end-stage of morbid obesity in which the person has abandoned any form of exercise, and/or movement has become impractical due to an inability navigate through doors or up stairs or because furniture other than the usual place of rest would break.

Sexoogy
As defined in the context of fat fetishism, the deliberate reduction of body movement as a means to more efficiently gain weight for a fat-admiring sexual partner.

immobility

standing still and disinclined to move, as in an animal suddenly blinded; responds to other stimuli unless immobility is part of a dummy syndrome when all stimuli are ignored.
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Forced swimming test: In our study, we noted a significant increase of immobility time in diabetic rats compared to normal control group (P<0.
This prior habituation session ensures a stable and high duration of immobility during the 6 min test session, usually performed 24 h later.
Likewise, Beth Baker-Cristales's discussion of regime points to the incompleteness of mobility in itself, as mobility becomes possible only in relation to immobility.
Birds reared in free-range rearing system spent significantly more time in litter pecking, walking and feeding behaviors while the birds in confinements spent significantly greater time in aggression, preening, immobility, standing, drinking, lying and feather pecking (Table IV).
We describe an unusual case of vocal fold immobility that resolved following laryngeal mask airway (LMA) ventilation under general anesthesia associated with an unrelated surgery.
Risk factors like immobility greater than 3h spontaneous history of thrombosis multiple risk factors history of surgery history of carcinoma history of pregnancy/post-partum Factor 5 deficiency severe respiratory infection history of chronic venous insufficiency protein C deficiency combined factor deficiency history of chronic heart failure history of rheumatologic disease history of varicose veins history of chicken pox were considered in line with national and international literature review.
Milani covers a great deal of territory to amplify her theme of women navigating through and subverting enforced immobility.
The effects of immobility are insidious," says Roger Lieb, a member of the FGI Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC), "There's no acute trauma, like a fall.
However, very few are aware of the fact prolonged immobility in the workplace also poses an immediate threat," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
In light of the patient's previous immobility, a drug was administered to help prevent clotting.
M with catatonia based on his immobility, negativity, and mutism.
Immobility and lack of exercise, increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines, increased production of oxygen free radicals or impaired detoxification, low anabolic hormone output, malnutrition, and reduced neurological drive have been advocated as being responsible for sarcopenia.