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(əb-strŭkt′, ŏb-)
To block or close a body passage so as to hinder or interrupt a flow.

ob·struc′tive adj.

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Q. I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? None of the diet was restricted for me by doctor but should I go for any special diet.

A. I had surgery in 08/08 during having a c-section and hernia repair, and I'm having diarrhea all the time. I don't know what to eat nor what medicines to take. Only Immodium AD helps temporary. If I have an appointment, I don't eat breakfast or lunch. I come home and eat dinner. About 30 minutes after eating, I'm in the bathroom. Can someone help me please? I have to return back to work next month, and I don't want to be in the bathroom more than I am at my desk.

Q. (COPD)chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the main causes of?

A. Mainly smoking, although ambient air pollution and industrial exposure to dust have also been implicated as causes.

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Any unauthorised obstructer could be liable for damage.
Wilbur Wright, who had been the 1908 hero, was scorned as an obstructer of progress.
Main obstructer of any agreement is France, which sees imports of beef, maize, citrus products and other Mediterranean products as a threat to its own farmers.
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The caretaker minister accused Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun of being a "mere cover for Hizbullah, which is the main obstructer of the cabinet formation.
The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs observes the development of the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and recognizes the obstructers of the European path of BiH," Mr Hellbach said,
Tackling the electricity issue, Kanaan pointed out that "the coming days will reveal the obstructers of all solutions, (.
Iranian Constitution explains that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran may grant political asylum to those who seek it unless they are regarded as traitors and obstructers according to the laws of Iran.
He said the discussion will at least send a signal the Israelis that "their crimes cannot be hidden" and also "isolates the obstructers that do not want to put pressure on Israel to stop these crimes or allow the Security Council and the international community to shoulder its responsibilities to provide protection for civilians.
The genocidal media advised every Hutu to systematically and methodically hunt down the Tutsi (symbolized as obstructers of the Hutu's identity, prosperity and growth).
According to Korybko, Ankara and Riyadh are playing the role of obstructers and have been insisting that certain terrorist groups be made party to the negotiations.