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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.

You may read more here:

www.mayoclinic.com/health/copd/DS00916

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In contrast, bladder outlet obstruction is characterized by increased resistance to urinary flow owing to passive properties or increased resistance due to increased muscle tone (bladder neck dyssynergia or detrusor-striated sphincter dyssynergia).
Children with no congenital anomalies of the eyes but having nasolacrimal duct obstruction were excluded.
Right-sided colonic obstruction (obstruction proximal to the hepatic flexure) is dealt with straightforwardly by right hemicolectomy with a primary ileal-to-distal non-dilated colon anastomosis.
If this doesn't clear the obstruction, repeat backslaps and abdominal thrusts up to three times.
RRS 19 (c) says that while boats are passing a continuing obstruction, if a boat that was clear astern and required to keep dear becomes overlapped between the other boat and the obstruction and, at the moment the overlap begins, there is not room for her to pass between them, she is not entitled to room under rule 19.
In contrast, the literature on the use of surgery for malignant bowel obstruction in patients with advanced cancer is exceedingly weak.
Even without image manipulation, an 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a 3-inch central obstruction shows low-contrast planetary detail as well as an unobstructed 5-inch telescope does (no, the math isn't as easy as simple subtraction)- and a 5-inch apochromatic refractor is considered a superb planetary instrument.
Of all these complications, only tube obstruction has not been widely addressed in the literature.
Closed-loop obstructions are usually treated as surgical emergencies because of the high risk of strangulation.
You see, he wants Leth to fail, and every time the equally strong- willed older filmmaker comes back with a successful experiment - or, at least, one that cleverly fudged its way around the letter or spirit of a given obstruction - von Trier says things like, ``Jorgen, you're looking great, that's not good'' or ``I want to banalize you.
In the film's final sequence and ultimate obstruction, the opposite roles the two melancholy Danes have played throughout--sadist/masochist; observer/participant; teacher/student; analyst/analysand--collapse into one as von Trier attempts a last gambit to skewer Leth's cautious nature and ends up exposing his own vulnerability instead.
Renal function also is affected by relatively short-term obstructions (Mustonen et al.