Strangulation

Definition of Strangulation

Stran´gu`la`tion
n.1.The act of strangling, or the state of being strangled.
2.(Med.) Inordinate compression or constriction of a tube or part, as of the throat; especially, such as causes a suspension of breathing, of the passage of contents, or of the circulation, as in cases of hernia.

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