immobility


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hazards of immobility

 
complications that are associated with a limited or absolute lack of movement by the patient; various members of the health care team may collaborate to assist the patient in avoiding these problems. See accompanying table, and see also disuse syndrome.

immobility

Inability to move.
 
Bariatric medicine
An end-stage of morbid obesity in which the person has abandoned any form of exercise, and/or movement has become impractical due to an inability navigate through doors or up stairs or because furniture other than the usual place of rest would break.

Sexoogy
As defined in the context of fat fetishism, the deliberate reduction of body movement as a means to more efficiently gain weight for a fat-admiring sexual partner.

immobility

standing still and disinclined to move, as in an animal suddenly blinded; responds to other stimuli unless immobility is part of a dummy syndrome when all stimuli are ignored.
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In it, Milani, who took on the veil in a previous book, Veils and Words, now takes aim at what she identifies as an even more serious impediment to women's progress in the Middle East: seclusion and the immobility that usually accompanies it.
But after 90 minutes of immobility the flow of blood to the vein behind the knee drops by 50 per cent.
At the inquest, Home office pathologist Dr Stuart Hamilton, who carried out a post mortem, said Mr Hillock's death was caused by the blood clot which resulted from his immobility after the fall.
Following a three month period of immobility, anything up to a further three months of physiotherapy would be required to return a professional footballer to a fully fit condition," said Gough who has this week been asked about Beckham by virtually all his patients.
Impaired physical mobility, immobility, and disuse syndrome are terms that are sometimes used to describe deconditioning.
This study evaluated the effect of intra-median raphe nucleus (MRN) microinjection of l,3,7-trihydroxy-2-(3-methylbut-2-enyl)-xanthone, present in large quantity in the HE from Kielmeyera coriacea stems, on immobility behaviour in the FST in rats.
The idea of class immobility held up in most, but not all, cases as the series has progressed, but the focus has changed somewhat.
A recent study published in the International Journal of Medical Sciences, indicates that UC-II, from InterHealth Nutraceuticals, significantly reduces pain, stiffness and immobility associated with osteoarthritis.
NO-FEE degrees for university students living at home will reinforce social immobility.
Jared Thomas must have a special mention for his remarkable and prolonged immobility as the statue.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis - a rare disorder that affects the brain and causes immobility - Abdul Aziz is unable to afford the expensive injections he needs thrice a week.
To counteract periods of immobility while traveling, plan to take hourly walks and do exercises to contract your calf muscles.