Definition of Intussusception

1. Noun. The folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface. "The invagination of the blastula"


2. Noun. (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall.
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Development, Growing, Growth, Maturation, Ontogenesis, Ontogeny

Definition of Intussusception

1. n. The reception of one part within another.

Definition of Intussusception

1. Noun. Absorption. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) The invagination of one portion of a tubular anatomical structure (especially intestines or blood vessels) within the next. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intussusception

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Medical Definition of Intussusception

1. Intussusception refers to a telescoping of one portion of the intestine into another. This results in reduced blood supply to the affected portion of the intestine. Intussusception is seen almost exclusively in children between the ages of 5 months and 1 year. It is three times more common in boys and the exact cause is unknown. In older children, tumours and polyps can cause intussusception. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intussusception

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Literary usage of Intussusception

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The most efficient means of avoiding danger lies in definite restriction on the lines above indicated. The Treatment of Acute intussusception in Children. ..."

2. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt, John Howland (1911)
"In four cases the intussusception was ascribed to injury of the abdomen. ... In the artificial intussusception there is first a conflation of a certain part ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1898)
"semilunaris a short intussusception of the ileum was readily exposed. It was irreducible, and was excised through an incision in the colon, as originally ..."

4. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1895)
"It will show you the mechanism of one form of intussusception—namely, ... I shall produce this intussusception by touching the ileum with a bit of carbonate ..."

5. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"In the treatment of intussusception, operative interference is not to be undertaken in a hurry, as it is not to be questioned that cases nf this affection ..."

6. A Treatise on the diseases of infancy and childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1881)
"It is not improbable that simple intussusception occasionally occurs temporarily in children whose health remains good, when the regular movements of their ..."

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