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obstruction

 [ob-struk´shun]
1. the act of blocking or clogging.
2. the state or condition of being clogged; see also atresia. Called also blockade, closure, and occlusion.
chronic airflow obstruction (chronic airway obstruction) name given to a group of disorders in which the upper or lower airways are chronically obstructed; it includes chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, pneumoconiosis, and any other type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
intestinal obstruction see intestinal obstruction.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ob·struc·tion

(ob-strŭk'shŭn),
Blockage, clogging, or impeded flow, for example, by occlusion or stenosis.
[L. obstructio]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

obstruction

A blocking or clogging of a tube or vessel. See Ball-valve obstruction, Biliary obstruction, Bladder outlet obstruction, Bowel obstruction, Bypass obstruction, Nasal obstruction, UPJ obstruction.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ob·struc·tion

(ŏb-strŭk'shŭn)
Blockage or clogging, e.g., by occlusion or stenosis.
[L. obstructio]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Obstruction

A blockage that prevents movement.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ob·struc·tion

(ŏb-strŭk'shŭn)
Blockage, clogging, or impeded flow.
[L. obstructio]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about obstruction

Q. I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? None of the diet was restricted for me by doctor but should I go for any special diet.

A. I had surgery in 08/08 during having a c-section and hernia repair, and I'm having diarrhea all the time. I don't know what to eat nor what medicines to take. Only Immodium AD helps temporary. If I have an appointment, I don't eat breakfast or lunch. I come home and eat dinner. About 30 minutes after eating, I'm in the bathroom. Can someone help me please? I have to return back to work next month, and I don't want to be in the bathroom more than I am at my desk.

Q. (COPD)chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the main causes of?

A. Mainly smoking, although ambient air pollution and industrial exposure to dust have also been implicated as causes.

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1992), and in both of these groups, airway remodeling of this type appears to be associated with chronic airflow obstruction. Our findings thus provide an anatomic basis for the functional abnormalities detected in persons with chronic exposures to elevated PM concentrations.
We suggest, therefore, that PM particles are fibrogenic in individuals exposed to high levels for long periods, and that the resulting airway wall remodeling may be associated with chronic airflow obstruction. Table 1.
* Atopy should not be overlooked as a factor in elderly patients with asthma or chronic airflow obstruction.

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