1. the act of blocking or clogging.
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
, and any other type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Blockage, clogging, or impeded flow, for example, by occlusion or stenosis.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Blockage or clogging, e.g., by occlusion or stenosis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
A blockage that prevents movement.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Blockage, clogging, or impeded flow.
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.More discussions about obstruction
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