Definition of impaction in English:

impaction

Syllabification: im·pac·tion
Pronunciation: /imˈpakSHən
 
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noun

Medicine
  • The condition of being or process of becoming impacted, especially of feces in the intestine.
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    • The diagnosis of foreign-body aspiration with secondary mucoid impaction in healthy adults is subtle.
    • The medical history should also identify such contributing factors as diabetes, stroke, lumbar disc disease, chronic lung disease, fecal impaction and cognitive impairment.
    • The relation to mucoid impaction of the bronchus and acute bronchopulmonary fungal disease should also be re-evaluated.

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