occlusion

[ uh-kloo-zhuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF occlusion

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The occlusion of the Mississippi was the grievance they deplored.

It is far different when the cause of the occlusion is to be ascertained.

Even gases may be expected to some extent to be retained by occlusion.

The pain complained of may be due to occlusion of an artery, although evidence for this is lacking.

Occlusion of the left posterior cerebral artery causes extensive softening of the occipital lobe and produces pure word blindness.

The temperature at which this occlusion will take place can be determined by the screw in the lateral arm.

The danger in these cases may be immediate from entire, or more remote from partial, occlusion.

In occlusion of the gut by compression and traction the cause should be found, and, if possible, removed.

A much more common cause of occlusion is an intestinal parasite, which crawls in and is fastened.

An incurable malady causing the occlusion, the termination in death is only a question of time.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Medieval Latin occlusionem (nominative occlusio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin occludere (see occlude). Dentistry sense is from 1880.

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nounloss of consciousness fromblockage in vein or artery
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