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outlet

1. 
a. a market for a product or service
b. a commercial establishment retailing the goods of a particular producer or wholesaler
2. a point in a wiring system from which current can be taken to supply electrical devices
3. Anatomy the beginning or end of a passage, esp the lower opening of the pelvis (pelvic outlet)

Outlet

The termination of an electrical circuit for connection of a receptacle, switch, lighting fixture, appliance, or machine.

outlet

[′au̇t‚let]
(electricity)
A power line termination from which electric power can be obtained by inserting the plug of a line cord. Also known as convenience receptacle; electric outlet; receptacle.

outlet

1. In an electric wiring system, a point at which current is taken to supply appliances, portable equipment, etc.
2. In a gas pipe system, a threaded connection or bolted flange to which a gas-burning appliance may be attached; according to code, the outlet must be located in the room or space where the appliance is, or may be, installed.
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The thoracic outlet is the opening between the scalene muscles and the rib cage.
Although most patients with PagetSchroetter syndrome have isolated vascular compression, some may also have symptoms of thoracic outlet obstruction such as paresthesias and muscle weakness.
11) When evaluating a patient with neurologic symptoms, the presence of a cervical rib and associated thoracic outlet syndrome should be investigated.
But she stopped seeing the pain specialist who came into the picture in mid-2003, and the thoracic outlet specialist.
Innovative approaches to management, such as the thoracic outlet syndrome, are presented.
Kober diagnosed the patient with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), a nerve compression syndrome in which the nerves are compressed as they pass over the first rib going to the arm.
Among the medical problems NASS physicians treat are: (spine) herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, fusion/instrumentation, fractures, spinal tumors, and kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty; (brain-cerebrovascular) carotid endarterectomy, cerebral aneurysm, AVM; (brain-oncologic) brain tumors, stereotactic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery/X-ray knife; (brain-hydrocephalus) venticuloperitoneal shunt, colloid cyst; (brain-miscellaneous) head trauma, subdural hematoma, chiari malformation; (peripheral nerve) carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, nerve sheath tumors, thoracic outlet syndrome; (pain and spasticity) spinal stimulator, morphine pump, and baclofen pump.
Chapter One, "Nerve Problems in the Neck, Shoulders, Arms and Hands," explains carpal tunnel, nerve injury, thoracic outlet syndrome, fibromyalgia and repetitive strain injury.
Bottom line: This can cut down or prevent such costly injuries as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, tennis elbow and thoracic outlet syndrome, among others.
Last May, she was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, which is caused by pressure on one of 12 thoracic nerves in the neck that restricts the flow of blood to the wrist and arm.
Thoracic outlet syndrome - This involves compression of the nerves and blood vessels between the neck and shoulder.
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to compression of the neurovascular bundles at the point between the neck and axilla (1).

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