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The relationship of the masticatory surfaces of the maxillary teeth to the masticatory surfaces of the mandibular teeth when the jaws are closed.
(computer science)
In computer vision, the obstruction of a view.
The retention of undissolved gas in a solid during solidification.
A closing or shutting up.
Adhesion of gas or liquid on a solid mass, or the trapping of a gas or liquid within a mass.
The deficit in muscular tension when two afferent nerves that share certain motor neurons in the central nervous system are stimulated simultaneously, as compared to the sum of tensions when the two nerves are stimulated separately.
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the absorption of a substance from a gaseous medium by solids or melts. During occlusion, gases are absorbed by the entire volume of the absorbent rather than by the surface layer. In this sense, occlusion is similar to absorption, which is the dissolution of gases in liquids.

The most common type of occlusion involves the absorption of gases by metals; for example, hydrogen is occluded by metals of Group VIII of the periodic table of elements. At room temperature, one volume of iridium absorbs more than 800 volumes of hydrogen, and one volume of palladium absorbs more than 700 volumes of hydrogen. The occluded gas interacts with the metal to form a solid solution; sometimes a part of the gas combines with the metal to yield other chemical compounds, for example, hydrides and nitrides.



(also bite), the relationship between the surfaces of the upper and lower teeth when in contact. The various forms of occlusion are established only when all the permanent teeth are present. With normal occlusion, each upper tooth, except the central incisors and the wisdom teeth, must touch the corresponding bottom tooth and the tooth behind it when the jaws are in contact. The sagittal surface passes between the central incisors of the upper and lower jaws.

There are four types of physiological occlusion. With orthognathous occlusion, the front teeth of the upper jaw cover the corresponding teeth of the lower jaw. Biprognathous occlusion is similar but with a more pronounced slant forward of the upper and lower teeth and of the alveolar processes. With a straight bite, the front teeth close on the edges of the incisors, and with an opisthognathous bite, the front teeth of both upper and lower jaws are inclined backward.

Pathological occlusion, which includes overbite, decreases the chewing efficiency of the teeth. It may be a congenital anomaly of development of the dentomaxillary system or a result of tooth removal or jaw disease or injury.


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Fronts formed by the merging of cold and warm fronts. If a cold front overtakes a warm front, the result would be an occluded front. Also known as a frontal occlusion or an occlusion. See also front.
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Jain, "Arterial occlusion precipitated by cisplatinbased chemotherapy," Current Oncology, vol.
Burgelin et al., "Early experience with a rotational thrombectomy device for treatment of acute and subacute infra-aortic arterial occlusions," Journal of Endovascular Therapy, vol.
Iatrogenic retinal arterial occlusion was reported following vitreoretinal surgery with gas endotamponade and the use of nitrous oxide during general anesthesia leading to expansion of intraocular gas and consecutive severe IOP rise [9].
It may be dusky, with digital or dermal mottling, which may extend proximally for a variable distance depending on the level of arterial occlusion. There are generally no trophic changes associated with PAD.
Konishi, "Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization through collateral arteries for hepatocellular carcinoma after arterial occlusion," Radiation Medicine, vol.
DALLAS - The use of prophylactic arterial occlusion in cases of suspected placenta accreta improves the likelihood of uterine conservation and, when performed using postdelivery uterine artery embolization, also reduces operative morbidity, a retrospective chart study has shown.
As reviewed elsewhere, moderately increased plasma Hcy is associated with venous and arterial occlusion (5).
(2) Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to have some beneficial effects in cases of CRAO, but only if commenced within hours of the arterial occlusion. An increase in retinal arterial blood flow can be achieved by lowering IOP either physically, by performing a paracentesis, or pharmacologically, by using topical or systemic medication.
Another concern with the use of tourniquet in the presence of calcified arteries is dislodgement of an atheromatous plaque therefore leading to distal arterial occlusion (Giannestras et al 1977).
Objective: We aimed to compare the postoperative complications in patient with acute lower extremity arterial occlusion who admitted in the late period in whom accompanying embolectomy and fasciotomy in the same session and fasciotomy following embolectomy were applied, because of development of compartment syndrome.
Further disease progression can result in critical limb ischemia (CLI) a severe condition associated with chronic pain, ulcers or gangrene due to severe arterial occlusion. In many countries, untreated PAD is the leading cause of leg amputation.