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block

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noun \ˈbläk\

Medical Definition of block

  1. 1:  interruption of normal physiological function of a tissue or organ <respiratory block due to carbon monoxide>; especially :  heart block

  2. 2a:  block anesthesiab:  nerve block 1

  3. 3:  interruption of a train of thought by competing thoughts or psychological suppression




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block

transitive verb

Medical Definition of block

  1. 1:  to prevent normal functioning of (a bodily element) <block a nerve with novocaine>

  2. 2:  to obstruct the effect of <a carboxyl group blocked by esterification>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to experience or exhibit psychological blocking or blockage

  5. block·er \-ər\play noun





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