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(əb-strŭkt′, ŏb-)
To block or close a body passage so as to hinder or interrupt a flow.

ob·struc′tive adj.
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Q. I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? None of the diet was restricted for me by doctor but should I go for any special diet.

A. I had surgery in 08/08 during having a c-section and hernia repair, and I'm having diarrhea all the time. I don't know what to eat nor what medicines to take. Only Immodium AD helps temporary. If I have an appointment, I don't eat breakfast or lunch. I come home and eat dinner. About 30 minutes after eating, I'm in the bathroom. Can someone help me please? I have to return back to work next month, and I don't want to be in the bathroom more than I am at my desk.

Q. (COPD)chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the main causes of?

A. Mainly smoking, although ambient air pollution and industrial exposure to dust have also been implicated as causes.

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References in classic literature ?
But what was a great deal worse was, that it was not one story, but two stories tangled together; and they obstructed and interrupted each other at every turn and created no end of confusion and annoyance.
The whole of Lucy's behaviour in the affair, and the prosperity which crowned it, therefore, may be held forth as a most encouraging instance of what an earnest, an unceasing attention to self-interest, however its progress may be apparently obstructed, will do in securing every advantage of fortune, with no other sacrifice than that of time and conscience.
The Torres Straits are nearly thirty-four leagues wide; but they are obstructed by an innumerable quantity of islands, islets, breakers, and rocks, that make its navigation almost impracticable; so that Captain Nemo took all needful precautions to cross them.
The fine "reflects the gravity and seriousness of the breaches of regulatory requirements caused by the deliberate and intentional steps taken by FAB" to obstruct the investigation into the manipulation of the riyal, Qatari government securities and related financial instruments, the regulator said in a statement Sunday.
"We believe that no one has the right to obstruct state representatives from doing their job, but that is in no way attack on the media," Lukac emphasized, reminding that media had initiatives to secure their work in a legal way.
'The recording shows several men in their 20's and 30's riding motorcycles to obstruct traffic while another individual was playing firecrackers in the middle of the road which could endanger traffic and other pedestrians.
Colonel Ahmed Al Zayoudi, director of Al Ain Traffic Department, warned residents against gathering around accident sites as the practice could obstruct the movement of emergency vehicles.
Under this law it dictates that an offence is something that tries to "wilfully obstruct a constable in the execution of his/her duty", according toChronicle Live.
Gantry signs, which are commonly installed along roads to promote businesses or individuals, especially during election season, are strictly prohibited as they obstruct or distract the view of motorists and official traffic signs.
Hyderabad: In a significant change of strategy, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti party (TRS) has decided not to obstruct the proceedings of Parliament and facilitate the discussion on the no-trust motion against the Narendra Modi government.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned Cyprus not to "overstep the mark" in the eastern Mediterranean, after Ankara sent warships to obstruct a vessel exploring for natural gas over the weekend.