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entrapment

/en·trap·ment/ (en-trap´ment) compression of a nerve or vessel by adjacent tissue.

entrapment

(en-trap′mĕnt)
In medicine, compression, as of a peripheral nerve or vessel.

entrapment,

n pathologic constriction on a vessel or nerve by swollen or hypertonic soft tissue and/or bone.

entrapment

the state of being trapped.

bowel entrapment
the intestine is caught up in adhesions or peritoneal ligaments. Obstruction, with or without compromise of the blood supply to the incarcerated loop, follows.
epiglottic entrapment
legal entrapment
the legal device by which a suspect is tempted to infringe the law or rules while under observation.
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The deposits entrap metal that superheats, causing penetration and even refractory melting.
We're not trying to entrap anyone,'' Jeter explained, ``but if you are predisposed to break the law, be forewarned.
and Predator Lists (people are trying to entrap legitimate businesses and milk them for thousands of dollars).
As he did earlier in his career - before the ``Born in the USA'' mania seemed to entrap him in 1984 - he became Bruce the storyteller.
His Andrew is not tremendously likable, but it's hugely entertaining to watch him methodically entrap the unsuspecting Milo in his elaborate revenge plot.
Pheroid encapsulates, or entraps, the Phytofare in a colloidal emulsion which clinical tests have shown both improves absorption into the blood plasma and protects the Phytofare against metabolization during the digestive process, concluded the company.
There is a paradox between the current benefits culture which entraps the vulnerable, whilst insisting that all young mothers should find a job, leaving schools and other agencies to bring up the children," she said.
In the ballet's most memorable scene, a vivid red swath of fabric entraps the central character, echoing Spessivtseva's complicated relationship with her homeland.
Poe's tale concerns a jester who entraps a scornful king and courtiers in ape suits, then kills them.
The additive entraps offensive compounds originating inside or outside a package or in the resin itself.
He weaves the culture of Greece and opera into a tale of political intrigue that entraps characters in shades of deception and honor.