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obstruction

[əb′strək·shən]
(medicine)
Occlusion or stenosis of hollow viscera, ducts, and vessels.
(navigation)
Anything that hinders or prevents movement, particularly anything that endangers or prevents passage of a vessel or aircraft; usually refers to an isolated danger to navigation, such as a submerged rock or pinnacle in the case of marine navigation, and a tower, tall building, mountain peak, and so forth, in the case of air navigation.

obstruction

obstruction
Obstructions are marked by orange and white colours as well as by lights.
An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain that is hazardous to an aircraft if the obstruction is on or near the runway or in the flight path. For purposes of certification, an object becomes an obstruction if its height is 35 ft (10.7 m) or 50 ft (15 m).
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A case-control study of Mexican women reported an increased risk of chronic bronchitis and chronic airflow obstruction associated with cooking with wood (Perez-Padilla et al.
1] and eosinophil count: this confirms the results of other population surveys of lung disease [9, 18-24] and suggests a role for eosinophil-mediated airways inflammation in development of chronic airflow obstruction.
Table 5: Prevalence of chronic airflow obstruction in diagnosed adult/elderly and pediatric asthma population by country (000s), 2007 58

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