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Impaction   Listen

The condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed.
A disorder in which feces are impacted in the lower colon.
A disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally.  Synonym: impacted tooth.
A sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something.  Synonym: impingement.

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"Impaction" Quotes from Famous Books

... constant and severe; the horse makes frequent attempts to lie down but is afraid to do so; pulse and temperature run high; membranes of eyelids, nostrils, and mouth are red; bowels and bladder do not act; horse may walk persistently in a circle. In impaction of the bowels, pains are comparatively mild or fugitive; horse is restless, paws often, strains and passes no manure, or only a few balls covered with slime and streaks of white mucus. In gut-tie, hernia, and other absolute stoppage of the bowels, symptoms of enteritis are common ...
— Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry • Pratt Food Co.

Words linked to "Impaction" :   disorder, impact, upset, smash, crash, condition, status

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