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obstruction

Politics delay of business, esp in a legislature by means of procedural devices

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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The DILG chief pointed out that 139,959 meters of road and 52,831 m of sidewalk in the National Capital Region have been cleared of obstructions since he issued on July 29 a memorandum circular setting the 60-day road-clearing deadline for all local government units nationwide.
The order is in compliance with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte for the department to ensure that LGUs will rid public roads of obstructions to ease traffic congestions.
The Nepali Congress and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, which had been obstructing the meeting of the House of Representatives on Monday agreed to end the obstruction. In the meeting on Monday an agreement was reached to resume the House without further obstruction and to make it more effective, Rojnath Pandey, Spokesperson for the Parliament Secretariat, said.
The city mayor believes that 60 days are enough for them to clear the other cities of obstructions.
It introduces penalties to those breaching right-of-way (ROW) clearances around the power transmission lines and outlines the duties and responsibilities of power generation companies, distribution utilities and concerned owners and operators in the prevention and removal of any obstructions to the power lines, whether these be located on public and private property.
This was true for both early and late obstructions. Possible reasons for this are that the small bowel might rotate around the ileostomy, and after closure adhesions may occur at this site, possibly as a result of difficulties in fully mobilizing the ileostomy.
To the Editor: The methods for obstruction of colon cancer include emergency surgery or self-expanding metallic stents (SEMSs).
KARACHI -- The Supreme Court-mandated commisAsion on water and sanitation in Sindh on Monday summAoned the secretary works and services over removal of obstructions from Sukkur Barrage's left bank.
Eighty percent of the bowel obstructions occur in the small intestine.
ISLAMABAD -- Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday requested the ISI DG and the defence secretary to be exempted from appearing before court in connection with obstructions in Islamabad's Aabpara area.
In present study, presence of bacterial biomass in cases of cattle suffering from intestinal obstructions at time of right flank laparotomies ([10.sup.4-4.25] CFU/ml of peritoneal fluid) may be due to overgrowth of enteric bacteria, increased permeability of intestinal mucosal barrier and deficiencies in host immune defenses reported to cause invasion of certain viable bacteria and their toxins through the intestinal epithelial mucosa to extra-intestinal sites including peritoneal fluid (Heinzelmann et al., 2009).
Barakat, "Colorectal stents for palliation of large-bowel obstructions in recurrent gynecologic cancer: an updated series," Gynecologic Oncology, vol.