knot

(redirected from knotting)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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!

More discussions about knot
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
The diagnosis of intestinal knotting preoperatively is extremely difficult.
Because ileoileal knotting is an intraoperative diagnosis most of the times, which may be described as an "on-tablesurprise", the onus of making the right decision to manage such a case will have to be borne by the operating surgeon, in the best interest of the patient.
Ileoileal knotting is a rarity by itself, and that to present as the content of an obstructed inguinal hernia, as surprising as it may sound, just raises the odds to a whole new level.
[7.] Atamanalp, S.S., et al., Ileosigmoidal knotting: outcome in 63 patients.
[8.] Atamanalp, S.S., Ileosigmoid knotting: clinical appearance of 73 cases over 45.5 years.
Because it''s usually dark brown, knotting solution is hard to conceal with pale paint - you have to do a lot of coats - but Ronseal Knot Block is white, so covering it isn''t a problem with a pale-coloured topcoat.
In other words, the Jones polynomial may turn out to be a detector of knotting. Computing the Jones polynomial for a given tangle and finding that the polynomial equals 1 would be a guarantee that the loop is merely a cleverly disguised circle and contains no knot.