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plication

 [pli-ka´shun]
the operation of taking tucks in a structure to shorten it.

pli·ca·tion

(plī-kā'shŭn, pli-),
A folding or putting together in pleats; specifically, an operation for reducing the size of a hollow viscus by taking folds or tucks in its walls.
[L. plico, pp. -atus, to fold]

plication

/pli·ca·tion/ (pli-ka´shun) the operation of taking tucks in a structure to shorten it.
Kelly plication  suture of the connective tissue between the vagina and the urethra and the floor of the bladder for correction of stress incontinence in women.

plication

[plīkā′shən]
any operation that involves folding, shortening, or decreasing the size of a muscle or hollow organ, such as the stomach, by taking in tucks.

pli·ca·tion

(plī-kā'shŭn)
A folding or putting together in pleats; specifically, an operation for reducing the size of a hollow viscus by taking folds or tucks in its walls.
[L. plico, pp. -atus, to fold]

plication

Folding or tucking, usually as a surgical procedure on a hollow organ to reduce its size.

plication

the operation of taking tucks in a structure to shorten it.
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A relationship between the ratio of protocone length to width and the total number of plications was discovered on all genera sampled at Ashfall Fossil Beds (Fig.
noticeably different enamel plication patterns of cheek teeth) contradict this identification.
Discussion of a few other subtopics, such as plication, must be reserved for another forum.
Newer procedures including endoluminal gastric plication (ELGP) look promising, but long-term follow-up is needed to more thoroughly assess outcomes.
In the past, some companies with associated companies overseas may have paid insufficient attention to the transfer pricing im plications of transactions between group companies.
The StomaphyX device enables surgeons to create an unlimited number of large, full-thickness tissue folds, or plications, in the GI tract.
Schwartz noted that in his study, three plications were used to create pleats in the gastric cardia, as has become common clinical practice.
Multiple plications can be created depending on the needs of the patient.
This is particularly true when dealing with a more acute injury, as simple repair or plications are still an option.
BankClarity has created a financial management tool that removes the com- plications of measuring the performance of small and medium-sized businesses - and takes the process to new levels of timeliness and accuracy.
Physicians using the EndoCinch(TM) system create plications, or pleats, near the "valve" at the top of the stomach in an outpatient procedure that allows for faster recovery time than standard procedures, thus enabling some patients to achieve freedom from symptoms in a matter of days, not weeks.