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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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Nietzsche says the experience of the necessity of the "greatest burden," has "allowed us to live" (Heidegger, 1984, p.23) and this can also be understood to explain stage 1 of Jung's transcendent function, which gives a person the opportunity to withdraw projections (their burden) by discovering the meaning of a guilty mood, to remove the obstructiveness of a complex and integrate their personality to a higher level.
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Experience taught them not to underestimate the obstructiveness and capriciousness of governments or the malevolence of opponents.
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The nomination of National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice as the next secretary of state suggests that having had to put up with Powell's ''obstructiveness,'' Bush is opting for someone who is clearly of the same conservative mindset and unstintingly loyal.