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knot

 [not]
1. an intertwining of the ends or parts of one or more threads, sutures, or strips of cloth.
2. in anatomy, a knoblike swelling or protuberance.
surgeon's knot (surgical knot) a knot in which the thread is passed twice through the first loop and once through the second loop in square knot fashion.
From Dorland's, 2000.

knot

(not),
1. An intertwining of the ends of two cords, tapes, or sutures in such a way that they cannot easily become separated; or a similar twining or infolding of a cord in its continuity.
2. anatomy, pathology a node, ganglion, or circumscribed swelling suggestive of a knot.
[A.S. cnotta]

knot

(not)
1. an intertwining of the ends or parts of one or more threads, sutures, or strips of cloth.
2. in anatomy, a knoblike swelling or protuberance.

primitive knot  see under node.
surgeon's knot , surgical knot a knot in which the thread is passed twice through the first loop.

knot

(nŏt)
n.
A protuberant growth or swelling in a tissue: a knot in a gland.

knot

[not]
Etymology: AS, cnotta
(in surgery) the interlacing of the ends of a ligature or suture so that they remain in place without slipping or becoming detached. The ends of the suture are passed twice around each other before being pulled taut to form a simple surgeon's knot. For additional stability, the ends may be recrossed and a second simple knot made over the first.
A popular term for any mass or perceived mass
Obstetrics Umbilical cord knot False knots of the umbilical cord (UC) result from twisting and meandering of the umbilical vein and are of no clinical significance; the umbilical arteries are relatively linear; true knots require that the UC be long enough to permit the infant to pass through a loop of cord; since the cord is composed of erectile tissue, irreversible cord knotting is rare
Popular health
(1) A group of muscles in spasm or
(2) A knot in the stomach, a manifestation of anxiety, which does not per se represent a palpable mass

knot

A popular term for any mass or perceived mass Obstetrics Umbilical cord knot False knots of the umbilical cord–UC result from twisting and meandering of the umbilical vein and are of no clinical significance; the umbilical arteries are relatively linear; true knots require that the UC be long enough to permit the infant to pass through a loop of cord; since the cord is composed of erectile tissue, irreversible cord knotting is rare Popular health 
1. A group of muscles in spasm or.
2. A knot in the stomach, a manifestation of anxiety, which does not per se represent a palpable mass.

knot

(not)
1. A compact intertwining of two or more cords or cordlike structures in such a way that they cannot spontaneously become separated; or a similar twining or infolding of a single cord on itself.
2. anatomy, pathology A node, ganglion, or circumscribed swelling suggestive of a knot.
[A.S. cnotta]

knot

a structure in wood marking the insertion of the base of a branch which is surrounded by compacted layers of new wood hardened by pressure.

knot

(not)
1. Intertwining of ends of two cords, or sutures such that they cannot easily become separated.
2. anatomy, pathology a node, ganglion, or circumscribed swelling.
[A.S. cnotta]

knot

1. an intertwining of the ends or parts of one or more threads, sutures, or strips of cloth. See square knot, granny knot, half-hitch knot, packet knot and surgeon's knot.
2. in anatomy, a knob-like swelling or protuberance.
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Types of knots. By permission from Fossum TW, Small Animal surgery, Mosby, 2001

Patient discussion about knot

Q. I have burning knotted painful muscles how can I get relief? I have had chronic pain in my muscles for over 8 yrs and so far no Dr or medicine has really helped. I take hydrocodone to ease the pain and alprazolam to ease the frustration. I never have received a diagnosis other than one Dr said I probably had fibro. This pain and burning has ruined my life.

A. have you tried Yoga? it increases your flexibility an does wonderful things to your muscles. as you may already know, muscles best function when the are strong and long, Yoga will help you with that.
i know couple of Fibromyalgia patients that does it and it ease the pain and weakness. it also relaxing (to deal with the anxiety).
it'll take about 2 months to see improvement- but it will be.

please let me know if you started and how it goes!

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References in classic literature ?
But I am persuaded that the knots would have proved indigestible, whatever you may urge to the contrary.
We have made eight thousand feet since we pithed the tramp and our turbines are giving us an honest two hundred and ten knots.
If one intrudes on the Heavens when they are balancing their volt-accounts; if one disturbs the High Gods' market-rates by hurling steel hulls at ninety knots across tremblingly adjusted electric tensions, one must not complain of any rudeness in the reception.
W shot down the stream with great rapidity, generally at th rate of ten knots an hour.
White star in the forehead, one white foot on the off side, this little knot just in that place;" then looking at the middle of my back -- "and, as I am alive, there is that little patch of white hair that John used to call `Beauty's three-penny bit'.
The little knot of people towards Chobham dispersed.
Having taken a kerchief from the cupboard, Willarski bound Pierre's eyes with it and tied it in a knot behind, catching some hairs painfully in the knot.
This distinguished scientist has expounded his views in a book entitled "Verschwinden und Seine Theorie," which has attracted some attention, "particularly," says one writer, "among the followers of Hegel, and mathematicians who hold to the actual existence of a so- called non-Euclidean space--that is to say, of space which has more dimensions than length, breadth, and thickness--space in which it would be possible to tie a knot in an endless cord and to turn a rubber ball inside out without 'a solution of its continuity,' or in other words, without breaking or cracking it.
You are so clever," said the Reindeer; "you can, I know, twist all the winds of the world together in a knot.
With your strong beak, break the knot which holds him tied, take him down, and lay him softly on the grass at the foot of the oak.
And you will have observed before, and you will observe now, that this knot, which was drawn chock-tight round his neck by the strain of his own arms, is a slip-knot': holding it up for demonstration.
Forty year ago, you had only to let down the bucket till the first knot in the rope was free of the windlass, and you heard it splashing in the cold dull water.