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reduction

 [re-duk´shun]
1. a lessening or diminishing.
2. the correction of a fracture, dislocation, or hernia.
3. the addition of hydrogen to a substance, or more generally, the gain of electrons; the opposite of oxidation.
Reduction of a fractured bone. A gradual pull is exerted on the distal (lower) fragment of the bone until it is in alignment with the proximal fragment.
anxiety reduction in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as minimizing apprehension, dread, foreboding, or uneasiness related to an unidentified source of anticipated danger. See also anxiety.
bleeding reduction in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of loss of blood volume during an episode of bleeding.
bleeding reduction: antepartum uterus in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as limitation of the amount of blood loss from the pregnant uterus during the third trimester of pregnancy.
bleeding reduction: gastrointestinal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as limitation of the amount of blood loss from the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and related complications.
bleeding reduction: nasal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of blood loss from the nasal cavity. See also epistaxis.
bleeding reduction: postpartum uterus in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of blood loss from the postpartum uterus.
bleeding reduction: wound in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of the blood loss from a wound that may be a result of trauma, incisions, or placement of a tube or catheter.
closed reduction the manipulative reduction of a fracture or dislocation without incision.
flatulence reduction in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of flatus formation and facilitation of the passage of excessive gas. See also flatulence.
open reduction reduction of a fracture or dislocation after incision into the fracture site.

re·duc·tion

(rē-dŭk'shŭn),
1. The restoration, by surgical or manipulative procedures, of a part to its normal anatomic relation. Synonym(s): repositioning (2)
2. In chemistry, a reaction involving a gain of one or more electrons by a substance, such as when iron passes from the ferric (3+) to the ferrous (2+) state, or when hydrogen is added to the double bond of an organic compound, or when an aldehyde is converted to an alcohol.
[L. reductio, fr. re-duco, pp. ductus, to lead back]

reduction

(rĭ-dŭk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of reducing.
2. Biology The first meiotic division, in which the chromosome number is reduced from diploid to haploid. Also called reduction division.
3. Chemistry
a. A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
b. A reaction in which hydrogen is combined with a compound.
c. A reaction in which oxygen is removed from a compound.

re·duc′tion·al adj.

reduction

Cosmetic surgery The surgical excision of redundant tissue and skin. See Reduction mammoplasty, scalp reduction Obstetrics See Multifetal pregnancy reduction, Selective reduction Orthopedics The positioning of displaced parts–eg, surgical or manipulative repositioning of dislocated bones in a joint. See Closed reduction, Open reduction.

re·duc·tion

(rĕ-dŭk'shŭn)
1. The restoration, by surgical or manipulative procedures, of a part to its normal anatomic relation.
Synonym(s): repositioning.
2. chemistry A reaction involving a gain of one or more electrons by a substance.
3. Surgical procedure to reduce size.
[L. reductio, fr. re-duco, pp. ductus, to lead back]

reduction

The restoration of a displaced or broken part of the body to its proper position or alignment by manipulation or other surgical procedure. Reduction of bone fractures involves energetic pulling (traction) under anaesthesia to correct overlap, and local moulding pressure to realign the bone.

reduction

a change in an atom or molecule through losing oxygen, adding hydrogen, or gaining electrons.

Reduction

The restoration of a body part to its original position after displacement, such as the reduction of a fractured bone by bringing ends or fragments back into original alignment. The useof local or general anesthesia usually accompanies a fracture reduction. If performed by outside manipulation only, the reduction is described as closed; if surgery is necessary, it is described as open.

Patient discussion about reduction

Q. Does intake of diet rich in fiber will be beneficial for weight reduction? I feel obesity is a hindrance to a happy life and though many weight reduction and slimming techniques are currently available, how can one choose the correct technique. Does intake of diet rich in fiber will be beneficial for weight reduction?

A. Yes, researches indicate that the normal weight adults tend to eat more fiber and fruit than people who are overweight or obese. The difference found was that the normal-weight adults consume about 33 % more dietary fiber and 43 % more complex carbohydrates each day than people who are obese. Thus it is shown that consumption of a balanced diet that includes an adequate amount of fiber from plant foods will surely benefit your health and weight. You must have fiber rich foods if you are obese.

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