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the ability to move in one's environment with ease and without restriction.
impaired bed mobility a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the limitation of independent movement from one bed position to another.
impaired physical mobility a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the state in which an individual has a limitation in independent, purposeful physical movement of the body or of one or more extremities. Related factors arising from within the person include pain or fear of discomfort, anxiety or depression, and physical limitations due to neuromuscular or musculoskeletal impairment. External factors include enforced rest for therapeutic purposes, as in the case of immobilization of a fractured limb. The human body is designed for motion; hence, any restriction of movement will take its toll on every major anatomic system.

The goals of interventions are to avoid the hazards of immobility, prevent dependent disabilities, and assist the patient in restoring, preserving, or maintaining as much mobility and functional independence as possible. Activities to accomplish these goals include proper positioning and repositioning of the patient, special skin care, coughing and deep breathing, active and passive exercises including range of motion exercises, and maintenance of adequate nutrition and bowel and urine elimination. Impaired physical mobility represents a complex health care problem that involves many different members of the health care team.
impaired wheelchair mobility a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as limitation of independent operation of a wheelchair within the environment.
tooth mobility physiologic movement of a tooth, varying in degree for different teeth and different times of day; that exceeding a normal range is pathological.
mobility/transfers in the omaha system, a target definition in the intervention scheme, denoting movement of the body or body parts, including activities of walking, swimming, and moving from one position to another.
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tooth mo·bil·i·ty

(tūth mō-bili-tē)
Movement of a tooth due to lack of attachment and diminished supportive apparatus.
See: mobility
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Tooth mobility is an extremely useful clinical indicator of the biophysical state of connective tissue and bony tooth supporting structures.
Preoperative and one-month postoperative evaluations of both groups Complete Only apical P (*) obturation obturation n=16 n=19 Frequency (%) Preoperative evaluation Presence of Pain 11 9 0.3064 Presence of swelling 9 10 1.0000 Tenderness to palpitations 10 13 0.7362 Tenderness to percution 11 15 0.7003 Presence of abnormal 6 9 0.7338 tooth mobility One Month Postoperative evaluation Presence of Pain 1 2 1.0000 Presence of swelling 0 0 N/A Tenderness to palpitations 1 1 1.0000 Tenderness to percution 1 2 1.0000 Presence of abnormal 1 1 1.0000 tooth mobility (*) Fisher exact test TABLE 4.
Holst, "Noncontact intraoral measurement of force-related tooth mobility," Clinical Oral Investigations, vol.
The tooth mobility due to the insertion loss and the discomfort in chewing were considered clinical factors related to periodontitis in the studied population.
Note excessive occlusal wear, excessive tooth mobility, buccal mucosal ridging, or lateral tongue scalloping 6.
Detrimental effects of FSD reported in literature include gingivitis, periodontitis,2 halitosis,9 mucosal inflammation,9 abutment tooth mobility,2,9 pain,1,2,11 and tooth loss.11,12 Despite the fact that quackery is common in the subcontinent, and FSDs are a regular malpractice, little research has been done on the consequences of these dentures.
According to the reported method, (13) before and after treatment, rat tooth mobility was scored as follows: 1 point, only buccal-lingual loosening; 2 points, both buccal-lingual and mesiodistal loosening; and 3 points, buccal-lingua, mesiodistal and vertical loosening.
The lateral dentition had relatively good occlusion, but the bilateral maxillary central incisors showed mesial rotation, and her previous dentist had joined the mandibular front teeth with resin, presumably to prevent tooth mobility (Figures 1(b) and 1(c)).
The prime reason for the extractions was dental caries and tooth mobility. The patient had been using dentures for the past 2 years.
There appears to be a significant correlation between CM and a history of tooth mobility as a result of the trauma (Heling et al., 2000; Holcomb & Gregory, 1967; Siddiqui).