What is impaction?

  • (noun): A sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something.
    Synonyms: impingement
    See also — Additional definitions below

Impaction

Impaction, from the Latin impingere, is a medical term referring to several different types of blockage:

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Some articles on impaction:

Particle Collection In Wet Scrubbers - Impaction
... Impaction increases as the diameter of the particle increases and as the relative velocity between the particle and droplets increases ... Impaction is the predominant collection mechanism for scrubbers having gas stream velocities greater than 0.3 m/s (1 ft/s) (Perry 1973) ... Impaction also increases as the size of the liquid droplet decreases because the presence of more droplets within the vessel increases the probability that particles ...
Impaction
... Impaction, from the Latin impingere, is a medical term referring to several different types of blockage Impaction (animals) Fecal impaction Dental impaction ...
Shoulder Presentation - Management - Impaction
... baby has died, but even when the baby has died or impaction has occurred, C/S is the method of choice of delivery, as alternative methods of delivery are potentially too ...

More definitions of "impaction":

  • (noun): A disorder in which feces are impacted in the lower colon.
  • (noun): A disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally.
    Synonyms: impacted tooth
  • (noun): The condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed.