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occlude

 [ŏ-klo̳d´]
1. to fit close together.
2. to close tight.
3. to obstruct.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

oc·clude

(ŏ-klūd'),
1. To close or bring together.
2. To enclose, as in an occluded virus.
[see occlusion]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

oc·clude

(ŏ-klūd')
1. To close, plug, obstruct, or bring together.
2. To enclose, as in an occluded virus.
See: occlusion
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

oc·clude

(ŏ-klūd')
1. To close or bring together.
2. To enclose, as in an occluded virus
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The agitation procedure cannot be used to predict the rate and the number of days in an oral condition required to completely occlude the tubules.
A bite registration is a separate impression that uses just a bite registration material, and no tray, to capture an impression of how the patient's jaws occlude (an inter-occlusal record).
Previous investigators have demonstrated clearly an inverse relationship between tourniquet width and minimum pressure required to occlude arterial blood flow.
(8, 9) ACP-CPP is the most effective casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate where the casein portion (derived from milk) binds the ACP to the tooth surface & forms a protective mineral barrier of hydroxyapatite which occludes the exposed dentinal tubules.
A small feasibility trial in patients who were about to undergo hysterectomy showed that an investigational Doppler-guided clamp introduced through the vagina could occlude the uterine arteries, as verified by cessation of the audible Doppler signal, uterine blanching seen at hysterectomy, and monitoring of myometrial pH, said Dr.
The subsequent to a decision to occlude the PDA, written informed consent for percutaneous device closure was taken from all parents.
He makes no attempt to occlude the crucial contributions of his new printer and prototyping table saw in all this and instead allows them to fulfill their inherent potential for a certain kind of complexity.
Weiss is "very enthusiastic." He was able to fully occlude the vessels in all 20 patients, he said in an interview.
Whereas the previous installment of the biennial, organized by Paulo Herkenhoff around the theme of anthropophagy, was so theoretically dense as to almost occlude the art, the theme of this year's exhibition, "Metropolitan Iconographies," was a pretty spindly skeleton on which to hang a show.
Shadows occlude the brightness of her brother's life and limit making full sense of "the what really happened, the what might have really happened, and how it led to what was actually happening."
The device is made of metal and fabric and it expands once in place and occludes or closes the LAA, thereby isolating the clot and preventing it from travelling to any other part of the body, particularly the brain."