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ligation

[lī′gā·shən]
(medicine)
Surgical tying of vessels or ducts with a ligature.
(cell and molecular biology)
The process of joining two adjacent nitrogenous bases separated by a nick in one strand of a deoxyribonucleic acid duplex or of two linear nucleic acid molecules.
Formation of a phosphodiester bond to join adjacent nucleotides in the same nucleic acid chain.
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When suturing the gonadal vessels, doubly ligate them
This kit contains a specialized 3' adenylated adapter that specifically ligates onto microRNAs and other small RNAs containing a 3' hydroxyl group.
This suturing system enables the physician to approximate tissue and ligate vessels in the GI tract with safe and secure sutures.
Freed testified that ligation of smaller vessels may at times be unnecessary, at no point during the trial did the plaintiff or her expert, contest the professional validity of the defendant's choice to ligate "bleeders.
In our study, during inguinal orchiopexy, we did not ligate the hernia sac.
Laparoscopic techniques can be used to ligate the infundibulopelvic ligaments or the uteroovarian ligaments, uterine arteries, and cardinal ligaments, which theoretically should make the vaginal approach easier and increase its utilization, said Dr.