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Occlusion

occlusion

1. The act of closure or state of being closed.

2. The relationship between all of the components of the masticatory system in normal function, dysfunction and parafunction.

3. Momentary complete closure of some area in the vocal tract, causing stoppage of the breath and accumulation of pressure.

Origin: L. Occlusio (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed.Closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel).The blocking out of, such as a tree occluding light under its canopy caused by its overhanging branches and leaves.


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---> biology help plz

An occlusion means that something has blocked the artery completely (could be a clot, a bubble, or other kind of embolus). Blockage means blood doesn't flow any longer in that direction, which means that blood doesn't get to ...

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by TheVirus
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:24 pm
 
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---> biology help plz

can anybody help plz. :?: How would an occlusion in a coronary artery affect blood flow to the surrounding tissues?

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by angie2
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:43 am
 
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Future of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Treatment??

I'm sure most of you are familiar with CRAO, but where do you think its future treatments lie? As of now, it is much to small to use surgery so where do we go next?

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by b_d_41501
Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Future of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Treatment??
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