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occlude

 [ŏ-klo̳d´]
1. to fit close together.
2. to close tight.
3. to obstruct.

oc·clude

(ŏ-klūd'),
1. To close or bring together.
2. To enclose, as in an occluded virus.
[see occlusion]

occlude

/oc·clude/ (ŏ-klldbomacd´) to fit close together; to close tight; to obstruct or close off.

occlude

(ə-klo͞od′)
v.
1. To cause to become closed; obstruct.
2. To prevent the passage of.
3. To bring together the upper and lower teeth in proper alignment for chewing.
4. To enclose a virus, as in an inclusion body.

oc·clud′ent adj.

occlude

See occlusion.

oc·clude

(ŏ-klūd')
1. To close, plug, obstruct, or bring together.
2. To enclose, as in an occluded virus.
See: occlusion

oc·clude

(ŏ-klūd')
1. To close or bring together.
2. To enclose, as in an occluded virus

occlude (ōklood´),

v to close together. To bring together; to shut. To bring the mandibular teeth into contact with the maxillary teeth.

occlude

to fit close together; to close tight; to obstruct or close off.
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Any attempt to inhibit the formation of dangerous blood clots (thrombi) that can occlude a blood vessel must always be weighed against the risk of disarming the body's vital ability to rapidly stop internal or external bleeding.
The EASE Trial is evaluating safety and the ability of the Adiana system to successfully occlude fallopian tubes and prevent pregnancy.
The PAES consists of a guiding catheter with an elastomeric balloon that is inflated in the common carotid artery (CCA) below (proximal to) the stenotic lesion being treated, and a hollow wire with an elastomeric balloon at its tip to occlude the external carotid artery (ECA).