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bypass

1. a main road built to avoid a city or other congested area
2. any system of pipes or conduits for redirecting the flow of a liquid
3. a means of redirecting the flow of a substance around an appliance through which it would otherwise pass
4. Surgery
a. the redirection of blood flow, either to avoid a diseased blood vessel or in order to perform heart surgery
b. (as modifier): bypass surgery
5. Electronics
a. an electrical circuit, esp one containing a capacitor, connected in parallel around one or more components, providing an alternative path for certain frequencies
b. (as modifier): a bypass capacitor
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bypass

[′bī‚pas]
(civil engineering)
A road which carries traffic around a congested district or temporary obstruction.
(communications)
The use of alternative systems, such as satellite and microwave, to transmit data and voice signals, avoiding use of the communication lines of the local telephone company.
(electricity)
A shunt path around some element or elements of a circuit.
(engineering)
An alternating, usually smaller, diversionary flow path in a fluid dynamic system to avoid some device, fixture, or obstruction.
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bypass

Any device (such as a pipe or duct) for directing flow around an element instead of through it.
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bypass

In communications, to avoid the local telephone company by using satellites and microwave systems.
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Early experience with two-stage laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass as an alternative in the super-super obese patient.
Factors associated with a higher risk of postoperative AUD included male gender, younger age, smoking, regular alcohol consumption, a history of AUD, recreational drug use, low social support, and receiving Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
List of Abbreviations T2DM: Type 2 diabetes mellitus RYGB: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass MGB: Minigastric bypass SG: Sleeve gastrectomy BMI: Body mass index SO: Sham operation TG: Total gastrectomy SD: Sprague-Dawley GK: Goto-Kakisaki.
Late intestinal obstruction due to an intestinal volvulus in a pregnant patient with a previous Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Obes Surg 2010;20:1740-2.
BACKGROUND: The effects of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) on bone in the long-term remains unclear.
Gastroesophageal reflux after intact vertical banded gastroplasty: correction by conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. J Gastrointest Surg 2000;4(3):276-81.
Olbers and his associates performed Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for all participants.
Grechus's suggestion that the MGB will "become the 'gold standard,' replacing the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass" is somewhat premature.
Possible complications following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery are numerable and of variable consequence, ranging from complications related to abdominal surgery and obesity to nutritional deficits related to the nature of the bypass procedure (Elliot, 2003; Harrington, 2006).