Definition of impaction in English:


Line breaks: im|pac¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpakʃ(ə)n


[mass noun] Medicine
  • The condition of being or process of becoming impacted, especially of faeces 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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