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impaction

 [im-pak´shun]
the condition of being wedged in firmly.
bony impaction a dental impaction in which the blockage consists of both bone and soft tissue.
dental impaction the blocking of a tooth by a physical barrier, such as a neighboring tooth, so that it cannot erupt; see also impacted tooth.
Impaction of the third molar. From Dorland's, 2000.
fecal impaction see fecal impaction.
soft tissue impaction a dental impaction in which the blockage consists of soft tissue only.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

im·pac·tion

(im-pak'shŭn),
The process or condition of being impacted.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

im·pac·tion

(im-pak'shŭn)
The process or condition of being impacted.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

impaction

1. The condition of being forced into and retained in any part of the body.
2. The situation in which the ends of a fractured bone are firmly driven into each other so that movement at the fracture site does not occur.
3. Retention of an unerupted tooth in the jaw by obstruction by another tooth, especially a molar, so that its normal appearance is prevented.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Impaction

A condition in which earwax has become tightly packed in the outer ear to the point that the external ear canal is blocked.
Mentioned in: Cerumen Impaction
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

im·pac·tion

(im-pak'shŭn)
The process or condition of being impacted.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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