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bind

 [bīnd]
1. to wrap with a binder or bandage.
2. to form a weak, reversible chemical bond, such as antigen to antibody or hormone to receptor.

bind

(bīnd),
1. To confine or encircle with a band or bandage.
2. To join together with a band or ligature.
3. To combine or unite molecules by means of reactive groups, either in the molecules themselves or in a chemical added for that purpose; frequently used in relation to chemical bonds that may be fairly easily broken (that is, noncovalent), as in the binding of a toxin with antitoxin, or a heavy metal with a chelating agent.
4. A close interpersonal relationship in which one person feels compelled to act in a certain way to obtain the approval of another.
[A.S. bindan]

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Q. My friend has Progressive MS, he is bound to a wheelchair, Prognosis? How can I help? He must be moved by a Hoyer Lift, he has caregivers. He has a beautiful voice and does have enough ability to move in his chair around local community. He has some bad days with spacicity, I want to help but am unsure as to how? He is 60? or so and lives on his own, he has had MS for many years and a number of complications, such as pneumonia and decubitus. Please help me to help him!

A. There are a number of ideas and resources for social and recreational activities (i.e. wheelchair sports, dancing, travel, aviation, etc.) that may be helpful, which can be found at www.mobility-advisor.com.

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Hand knitters will appreciate the tips and shortcuts in FINISHING TECHNIQUES FOR HAND KNITTERS, which introduces the basics of reading patterns and instructions and explores different methods of casting on and binding off, shaping and sizing.
W-st-bo (wrapped st bind-off): Slip next st purlwise, bring yarn forward, slip st back onto left hand needle, bring yarn to back of work, knit the stitch, *slip next st purlwise, bring yarn forward, slip st back onto left hand needle, bring yarn to back of work, knit the stitch, slip first st over second st on right needle, binding off first st**; rep from * to ** binding off the required number of sts.
Next row: Work in patt, binding off 2 sts at each marker on left button band.