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banding

 [band´ing]
1. the act of encircling and binding with a thin strip of material.
2. in genetics, any of several techniques of staining chromosomes so that a characteristic pattern of transverse dark and light bands becomes visible, permitting identification of individual chromosome pairs.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

band·ing

(ban'ding),
1. The process of differential staining of (usually) metaphase chromosomes of cells to reveal the characteristic patterns of bands that permit identification of individual chromosomes and recognition of missing segments; each of the 22 pairs of human chromosomes and the X and Y chromosomes has an identifying banding pattern.
2. Placement of a constrictive or restrictive ligature about a vessel or viscus.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

banding

A term of art referring to pay adjustments for doctor trainees (junior doctors) in the UK, which is based on hours worked per week and intensity of the work itself.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

banding

Cardiac pathology Zonal changes of cardiac muscle due to ischemia, which are characterized by opaque transverse bands within myocytes adjacent to an intercalated disc, accompanied by shortening and scalloping of the sarcomere, fragmentation of Z bands, distortion of myofibrils and displacement of mitochondria away from intercalated disc. See Contraction band necrosis. Cf Wavy changes.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

band·ing

(band'ing)
The process of differential staining of chromosomes to reveal characteristic patterns of bands that permit identification of individual chromosomes and recognition of missing segments; each of the 22 pairs of human chromosomes and the X and Y chromosomes has an identifying banding pattern.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about banding

Q. how bad can your headaches get the ones i get feel like a band around my head and my eyes ache.

A. Headache can be very painful; thankfully, headache chronic syndromes can be diagnosed and treated quite effectively. From your description it sounds like you have a well-known headache syndrome (maybe cluster headache). However, effective diagnosis and treatment aren't possible over the net, so I would suggest seeing a doctor in order to treat it.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html

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