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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.


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.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In Ss.Cr (100 mg/Kg) group, immobility time was reduced to 122.60 +- 6.24 sec.
The tonic immobility reaction of the domestic fowl: a review.
And even when you come out of that state of immobility and you start moving your muscles again, there's this really long, slow process of recovery," Boppart said.
Zarate further explained that the technology gives patients hope that they can recover from immobility, even patients who have been bed-ridden for years.
(14) Indeed, the literature has not conceptualized what I call legal immobility, (15) Undertaking this type of inquiry is a tall order, in part because the law often functions to perpetuate poverty through local processes that are largely hidden and difficult to uncover.
The mean period of immobility in vehicle-treated mice was 193.5 [+ or -] 3.61 s in forced swim test and 199.0 [+ or -] 7.51 s in tail suspension test [Table 1].
When indicated, doctors also use various blood thinner medications to reduce clot formation during periods of immobility.
Immobility time for last 4 min (240 sec) of the total 6 min (360 sec) was noted.
Agomelatine treatment in forced swim test resulted in significant reduction in the immobility period at 8 mg/kg dose [21].
As such, the volume presents ethnographically informed discussions of eight key terms related to mobility: capital, cosmopolitanism, freedom, gender, immobility, infrastructure, motility, and regime.