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