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obstruction

 [ob-struk´shun]
1. the act of blocking or clogging.
2. the state or condition of being clogged; see also atresia. Called also blockade, closure, and occlusion.
chronic airflow obstruction (chronic airway obstruction) name given to a group of disorders in which the upper or lower airways are chronically obstructed; it includes chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, pneumoconiosis, and any other type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
intestinal obstruction see intestinal obstruction.

ob·struc·tion

(ob-strŭk'shŭn),
Blockage, clogging, or impeded flow, for example, by occlusion or stenosis.
[L. obstructio]

obstruction

/ob·struc·tion/ (ob-struk´shun)
1. the act of blocking or clogging.
2. block; occlusion; the state or condition of being clogged.obstruc´tive

obstruction

[əbstruk′shən]
Etymology: L, obstruere, to build against
1 something that blocks or clogs.
2 the act of blocking or preventing passage.
3 the condition of being obstructed or clogged. obstruct, v., obstructive, adj.

obstruction

A blocking or clogging of a tube or vessel. See Ball-valve obstruction, Biliary obstruction, Bladder outlet obstruction, Bowel obstruction, Bypass obstruction, Nasal obstruction, UPJ obstruction.

ob·struc·tion

(ŏb-strŭk'shŭn)
Blockage or clogging, e.g., by occlusion or stenosis.
[L. obstructio]

Obstruction

A blockage that prevents movement.

obstruction

occlusion; stenosis

ob·struc·tion

(ŏb-strŭk'shŭn)
Blockage, clogging, or impeded flow.
[L. obstructio]

obstruction

the act of blocking or clogging; state of being clogged; refers usually to a tubular structure. See intestinal, laryngeal, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, esophageal, oviductal, urethral, ureteral obstruction.

pseudo-obstruction
functional, rather than physical, obstruction of the small intestine can occur with hypomotility and ileus.
ventricular outflow obstruction
see ventricular outflow obstruction.

Patient discussion about obstruction

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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