herniation
noun see herniate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • herniation — 1875, from HERNIA (Cf. hernia) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Herniation — Die Einklemmung (engl.: herniation) ist ein medizinischer Begriff, der die Verschiebung von Teilen des Gehirns durch gesteigerten intrakraniellen Druck (Hirndruck) bezeichnet. Unterschieden wird eine obere und untere Einklemmung. Bei der oberen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • herniation — hernia ► NOUN (pl. hernias or herniae) ▪ a condition in which part of an organ (typically the intestine) is displaced and protrudes through the wall of the cavity containing it. DERIVATIVES herniated adjective herniation noun. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • herniation — See herniate. * * * …   Universalium

  • herniation — noun The formation of a hernia …   Wiktionary

  • Herniation — Abnormal protrusion of tissue through an opening. For example, a intervertebral disk (one situated between the vertebral bodies) can protrude and impinge on a nerve root. * * * Protrusion of an anatomic structure ( e.g., intervertebral disk) from …   Medical dictionary

  • herniation — n. protrusion of an organ through an opening in its surrounding walls (especially in the abdominal region) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • herniation — her·ni·a·tion …   English syllables

  • herniation — noun rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes • Syn: ↑hernia • Hypernyms: ↑rupture • Hyponyms: ↑colpocele, ↑vaginocele, ↑diverticulum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • herniation of nucleus pulposus — see h. of intervertebral disk …   Medical dictionary

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