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bridging

(brij'ing),
The existence or formation of a physical connection, normal or abnormal, between two structures.
[bridge + -ing]

bridging

Cardiology
A term for systolic narrowing of the left anterior descending coronary artery, seen by angiography as an isolated finding during cardiac catheterisation or in patients with coronary artery disease, left ventricular hypertrophy or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Clinical research
The transitioning of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities from the bench to the bedside.
 
Computers
The use of a LAN interconnection device that operates at the data link layer.
 
Neurology
The blurring of oligoclonal bands in patients with neuroborreliosis (neurologic Lyme disease).

Pathology
– Bridging fibrosis, see there.
– Bridging necrosis, see there.
– Roman bridges, see there.

Traumatology
The spanning of breaks in the skin by blood vessels, seen after a blunt object strikes tightened skin, rupturing the epidermis and dermis while blood vessels—being more mobile—remain intact, thereby “bridging” the gap.

bridging

Cardiology A term for the systolic narrowing of the left anterior descending coronary artery seen by angiography as an isolated finding during cardiac catheterization or in Pts with CAD, left ventricular hypertrophy or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Cf Rattail, Sawfish patterns TraumatologyThe 'spanning' of breaks in the skin by blood vessels, seen after a blunt object strikes tightened skin, rupturing the epidermis and dermis while blood vessels–being more mobile–remain intact, 'bridging' the gap.
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contingency bridging operations on the Sava River in Bosnia in 1995, we estimated three different factors for maintenance and loss or damage to assault float bridges: 10 percent for supporting-effort river crossings, 20 percent for main-effort river crossings conducted early in the campaign, and 30 percent for main-effort river crossings conducted in support of decisive operations later in the campaign.
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