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immobilize

 [im-mo´bil-īz]
to render incapable of being moved, as by a cast.

im·mo·bi·lize

(i-mō'bi-līz),
To render fixed or incapable of moving.
[L. in- neg. + mobilis, movable]

immobilize

(ĭ-mō′bə-līz′)
tr.v. immobi·lized, immobi·lizing, immobi·lizes
To fix the position of (a joint or fractured limb), as with a splint or cast.

im·mo′bi·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
im·mo′bi·liz′er n.

immobilize

to render incapable of being moved, as by a cast.
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10 In a study done on rabbits after four weeks immobilisation, there was pressure necrosis and marked decrease in the thickness of superficial zone in the cartilage of knee joint.
14 The pathogenesis of fibrillation can be that due to immobilisation the cells undergo hypoxia and necrosis follows.
20,21 It would not be surprising if the serious structural changes induced by immobilisation were unrestorable.
The study showed that the superficial zone of the articular cartilage was affected both on immobilisation and re-mobilisation.
Superficial zone is the first zone to sustain changes on immobilisation and re-mobilisation.
Safe and effective immobilisation reduces the requirement for police intervention and high-speed chases are not required to halt your vehicle.
Offsite Procurement, Manufacture and Testing of a Modular Shielded Immobilisation Line.
The Shielded immobilisation line will comprise of 6 modules:
Immobilisation station Drum lift system and immobilisation glove box with containment door system, cement weigh hopper and feed system, liquor feed system, drum stirrer drives;
On-site Installation and Commissioning of Shielded Immobilisation Line:
DVLA, through the Vehicle Immobilisation, Removal, Storage, Disposal and Enforcement Notice Issuing Services contract, will provide enforcement action against non-compliant vehicles throughout the UK.
By supporting Immobilisation 2010, our government is recognizing the fundamental role that businesses play in creating jobs and economic growth in our regions, said Minister Bernier.