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knot

 [not]
1. an intertwining of the ends or parts of one or more threads, sutures, or strips of cloth.
2. in anatomy, a knoblike swelling or protuberance.
surgeon's knot (surgical knot) a knot in which the thread is passed twice through the first loop and once through the second loop in square knot fashion.
From Dorland's, 2000.

knot

(not),
1. An intertwining of the ends of two cords, tapes, or sutures in such a way that they cannot easily become separated; or a similar twining or infolding of a cord in its continuity.
2. anatomy, pathology a node, ganglion, or circumscribed swelling suggestive of a knot.
[A.S. cnotta]

knot

(not)
1. an intertwining of the ends or parts of one or more threads, sutures, or strips of cloth.
2. in anatomy, a knoblike swelling or protuberance.

primitive knot  see under node.
surgeon's knot , surgical knot a knot in which the thread is passed twice through the first loop.

knot

(nŏt)
n.
A protuberant growth or swelling in a tissue: a knot in a gland.

knot

[not]
Etymology: AS, cnotta
(in surgery) the interlacing of the ends of a ligature or suture so that they remain in place without slipping or becoming detached. The ends of the suture are passed twice around each other before being pulled taut to form a simple surgeon's knot. For additional stability, the ends may be recrossed and a second simple knot made over the first.
A popular term for any mass or perceived mass
Obstetrics Umbilical cord knot False knots of the umbilical cord (UC) result from twisting and meandering of the umbilical vein and are of no clinical significance; the umbilical arteries are relatively linear; true knots require that the UC be long enough to permit the infant to pass through a loop of cord; since the cord is composed of erectile tissue, irreversible cord knotting is rare
Popular health
(1) A group of muscles in spasm or
(2) A knot in the stomach, a manifestation of anxiety, which does not per se represent a palpable mass

knot

A popular term for any mass or perceived mass Obstetrics Umbilical cord knot False knots of the umbilical cord–UC result from twisting and meandering of the umbilical vein and are of no clinical significance; the umbilical arteries are relatively linear; true knots require that the UC be long enough to permit the infant to pass through a loop of cord; since the cord is composed of erectile tissue, irreversible cord knotting is rare Popular health 
1. A group of muscles in spasm or.
2. A knot in the stomach, a manifestation of anxiety, which does not per se represent a palpable mass.

knot

(not)
1. A compact intertwining of two or more cords or cordlike structures in such a way that they cannot spontaneously become separated; or a similar twining or infolding of a single cord on itself.
2. anatomy, pathology A node, ganglion, or circumscribed swelling suggestive of a knot.
[A.S. cnotta]

knot

a structure in wood marking the insertion of the base of a branch which is surrounded by compacted layers of new wood hardened by pressure.

knot

(not)
1. Intertwining of ends of two cords, or sutures such that they cannot easily become separated.
2. anatomy, pathology a node, ganglion, or circumscribed swelling.
[A.S. cnotta]

knot

1. an intertwining of the ends or parts of one or more threads, sutures, or strips of cloth. See square knot, granny knot, half-hitch knot, packet knot and surgeon's knot.
2. in anatomy, a knob-like swelling or protuberance.
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Types of knots. By permission from Fossum TW, Small Animal surgery, Mosby, 2001

Patient discussion about knot

Q. I have burning knotted painful muscles how can I get relief? I have had chronic pain in my muscles for over 8 yrs and so far no Dr or medicine has really helped. I take hydrocodone to ease the pain and alprazolam to ease the frustration. I never have received a diagnosis other than one Dr said I probably had fibro. This pain and burning has ruined my life.

A. have you tried Yoga? it increases your flexibility an does wonderful things to your muscles. as you may already know, muscles best function when the are strong and long, Yoga will help you with that.
i know couple of Fibromyalgia patients that does it and it ease the pain and weakness. it also relaxing (to deal with the anxiety).
it'll take about 2 months to see improvement- but it will be.

please let me know if you started and how it goes!

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