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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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References in classic literature ?
Should this enveloping force be interrupted in any direction a delicate instrument immediately apprehends the irregularity, at the same time imparting an impulse to a magnetic device which in turn actuates the steering mechanism, diverting the bow of the flier away from the obstacle until the craft's radio-activity sphere is no longer in contact with the obstruction, then she falls once more into her normal course.
How shall he ever know well what he is and does as an officer of the government, or as a man, until he is obliged to consider whether he shall treat me, his neighbor, for whom he has respect, as a neighbor and well-disposed man, or as a maniac and disturber of the peace, and see if he can get over this obstruction to his neighborliness without a ruder and more impetuous thought or speech corresponding with his action?
He is like a ship in a river; he runs against obstructions on every side but one, on that side all obstruction is taken away and he sweeps serenely over a deepening channel into an infinite sea.
Instead of giving up, he hangs on, and gets his shins bruised against every obstruction that comes in the way.
Joe, throwing the door wide open, and finding an obstruction behind it, immediately divined the cause, and applied Tickler to its further investigation.
Just as the lean man and well-conditioned woman are passing, a slight obstruction occurs, and brings these two figures directly in contact.
Amongst the gay throng, however, that thoughtlessly glided along the Broadway, even this image of female perfection was suffered to move unnoticed by hundreds; and it was owing to the obstruction offered to the passage of the ladies, by a small crowd that had gathered on the side-walk, that a gentleman of uncommon personal endowments enjoyed an opportunity of examining it with more than ordinary attention.
We now reversed our order of march, I, being the heaviest, taking the lead, with a view of breaking a path through the obstruction, while Toby fell into the rear.
This very neat and spacious edifice is erected on the site of the little wicket gate, which formerly, as all old pilgrims will recollect, stood directly across the highway, and, by its inconvenient narrowness, was a great obstruction to the traveller of liberal mind and expansive stomach The reader of John Bunyan will be glad to know that Christian's old friend Evangelist, who was accustomed to supply each pilgrim with a mystic roll, now presides at the ticket office.
The only obstruction was from a silk curtain, drawn across the window to keep out the glare.
Yet beware of being too material, when there is any impediment or obstruction in men's wills; for pre-occupation of mind ever requireth preface of speech; like a fomentation to make the unguent enter.
Half-way up the slope Mattie stumbled against some unseen obstruction and clutched his sleeve to steady herself.