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 [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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(23) Ad Knotter in his wider comparison tabulates electoral data from East Rhondda that ends in 1945 along with data from Longwy that begins in 1959, by which time the parliamentary vote in virtually any constituency in Britain was less than half the average percentage in France as a whole.
Of course, many other parts were necessary to make the knotter work: a knife to cut the twine, a way to compress and size the bundle, and a way of getting the grain to the knotter (the band was placed in the middle regardless of the straw length), and the boy had no money to experiment.
The single tie knotter on the QUADRANT 3300RC baler is designed to take tension off the twine as it ties the knot to avoid twine fractures and to produce perfect, high-strength knots without twine residue.
In the episode, Kenneth Parry, played by Trystan Roberts, will win the Pools and be presented with a cheque for pounds 1m from Dodd, who was once described on show bills as Professor Yaffle Chucklebutty, Operatic Tenor and Sausage Knotter.
Career: He began working in clubs in the early 1950s, developing a comedy act as Professor Yaffle Chuckabutty, the Operatic Tenor and Sausage Knotter, singing comic versions of well-known songs.
"Before that, they used hand-tying similar to that of a marsh harvester," he says, "but that was a killer, because the grain just keeps on coming." Finally, in the late 1800s, William Deering invented a binder that used twine and a knotter, simplifying the entire process.
"We had some trouble with that baler knotter over the years," Henry says.
"A celebration of transience, a paean to you-have-to-be-there, a deep and exhilarating bow to we only-have-now," signed by Professor Emeritus Yaffle Chucklebutty, noted Operatic Tenor and Sausage Knotter.
In addition, as each bundle was tied on a conventional binder, it was discharged from the knotter by being forcibly struck by revolving discharge arms, causing still more shelling.
Appleby is famous for perfecting the knotter mechanism that made twine tie binders possible and is still in use on today's square balers.