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

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

knot

(nŏt)
n.
A protuberant growth or swelling in a tissue: a knot in a gland.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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After several such steps, the strands had braided, which often meant that the string as a whole was now knotted.
Bacterial genomes are circular, so recombination can produce veritable knotted loops.
"When [a polymerase] comes to a knotted area, it will be stuck," Belmonte says.
Molecular biologists have used insights from knot theory to understand how DNA strands can be broken and then recombined into knotted forms (SN: 11/16/96, p.
Failure to untangle the loop even after hours of fruitless labor, however, doesn't prove that the loop is truly knotted. It's possible you somehow overlooked the right combination of manipulations to undo the tangle.
Each quantum state of space corresponds to a particular knotted network.
Stasiak and his coworkers also demonstrated in their simulations that the average shape of loosely knotted DNA loops flopping around in a good solvent closely resembles the ideal configuration of the given knot.
Visualization experts face similar problems in creating an image of a knotted sphere.
After developing techniques that allow the generation of such three-dimensional images in fractions of a second, Hanson and his coworkers displayed their knotted sphere in the Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This monumental, trial-and-error effort resulted in the first tables of knots, organized according to the minimum number of crossings evident in diagrams of the two-dimensional shadows cast by three-dimensional knotted loops.
Molecular biologists are using them to understand how DNA strands can be broken, then recombined into knotted forms.
Photographs of protein-coated DNA molecules, taken through an electron microscope, clearly show that DNA strands can form into loops that are sometimes knotted. But it's often hard to tell from a photograph whether a given tangled loop of DNA is actually knotted or whether one knotted loop is really the same as another.