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1. the ability of microorganisms to enter the body and spread in the tissues.
2. the ability to infiltrate and actively destroy surrounding tissue, a property of malignant tumors. adj., adj inva´sive.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Infectious diseases '…the ability–of a microorganism—to enter and move through tissue' Oncology See Metastasis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about invasiveness

Q. How successful s minimally invasive surgery for knee replacements?

A. Approximately 300,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. and it said that 90% of the people who had a total knee replacement report an improvement in their function. i searched the CDC statistics for failure of the surgery and couldn't find any info about it. but as i said- it's a very common surgery. my grandmother had a hip joint replacement due to arthritis, it helped.
here is something that might help you to prepare for the surgery: the Procedure

good luck!!

Q. Has anyone had a minimally invasive partial knee replacement? How did it go and are you pleased? I will be having one in the next few weeks and would just like some input. Thanks...

A. Hmm... Never underwent it myself, but you may read some more here:

and you may also watch it here:

Take care,

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In addition, since pingyangmycin treatment effectively reduced Gal-3 expression, which is associated with the invasiveness of malformed veins, it is possible that pingyangmycin may be effective in limiting the development and invasiveness of venous malformation.
However, SAS has two major limitations: the assessed parameters are also related to the pre-existing patients' morbidity (which may interfere with the impact of intraoperative events) and it ignores tissue manipulation and traumatisation during surgery (which otherwise is the main determinant of surgical invasiveness).
To develop this list, we considered the single most important factor to be a species' invasiveness in other areas of the world with a similar Mediterranean climate or in a state neighboring California.
Both cells show the invasiveness to the kidney tissue in the immunecompromizing node mice
Participants were asked to indicate if they had experienced sexual abuse as defined above during childhood or adolescence and if they had, they were to indicate which type(s) of sexual activity they had suffer by selecting from a list of experiences grouped according to invasiveness.
The report by Lepage, which only concerns GMO cultivation and not the marketing of GMO products, points out that member states should also be able to use environmental reasons, such as resistance to pesticides, crop invasiveness or the need to maintain biodiversity.
*A collagen or hyaluronic acid injection is supposed to be very efficient to fight wrinkles, but some women fear that because of its invasiveness, pain generation and failure to achieve the expected results.
Who: Cambridge Consultants has developed the first ever digital device for collapsed lung aspiration, giving medics better control over operation procedures and reducing invasiveness of current techniques
Some specific topics covered include regeneration of coexisting introduced versus native species of pine in the Canary Islands, invasive ascidians in waterways, field-level hyperspectral measurements for identifying wetland invasive plant species, gear for eradication of swimming crabs, and invasiveness of warm-season pasture legumes in the Southeastern US.
Previously, we demonstrated that a 12-lipoxygenase (12-LOX) metabolite of arachidonic acid, 12(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid, enhances the invasiveness of prostate cancer cells and that a 12-LOX-selective inhibitor [N-benzyl-N-hydroxy-5-phenylpentanamide] reduces experimental metastasis in animal model systems.