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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


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!

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