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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.

Patient discussion about obstruct

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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The council has not named any specific individuals as obstructors.
Whatever response is best for you, the key is to remember that your reputation for honesty, a resistance to intimidation, and an unwillingness to posture or bluff will help you fend off the slings and arrows of The Aggressor and force The Great Obstructor to cooperate with your discovery requests.
To the best of my opinion, I could say that the Ministry of Justice is an obstructor of justice in South Sudan and so is the SSAC, especially when the interest of the SPLM big fishes and their friends is at stake.
Within conservative ranks of the GOP, Lewinsky holds the key to the proof that will show Clinton to be a perjurer and an obstructor of justice who ought to be removed from office even if the votes do not exist.
finding obstructor must have "the improper motive or purpose of