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vb (tr)
to secure; fit together



to join or adjust (separate parts) to one another: to coapt the edges of a wound.
[1560–70; < Latin coapt(āre) <aptāre to put into position]
co`ap•ta′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.coapt - cause to adhere; "The wounds were coapted"
fill up, close - fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
2.coapt - fit tightly and fasten
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
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2) Since then, laryngologists have been striving to coapt the technology of the day to advance the art and science of laryngology.
Estudios como el EVEREST han demostrado los efectos beneficos del procedimiento, por lo que las recomendaciones actuales estan cimentadas en sus resultados, futuros estudios en curso como el COAPT y el RESHAPE-HF mostraran la efectividad de la tecnica en pacientes con falla cardiaca avanzada con RMF.
This simple observation is of great diagnostic importance, because the walls do not coapt when the lumen contains thrombus; even when the pressure applied is sufficient distort the shape of an adjacent artery.
Prior to that, she served as president, CEO and member of the board of directors of Coapt Systems Inc and as CFO of Thermage Inc.
8220;We are very fortunate to be able to participate in this multi-center trial,” said Ricardo Yaryura, MD, medical director of Sarasota Memorial's cardiology services, who serves as principal investigator, along with sub-investigator Michael Mumma, MD, of the COAPT trial at Sarasota Memorial.
Nasal splints and intranasal packing applied at the time of incision and drainage will help to coapt the mucoperichondrial flaps and reduce the risk of reaccumulation of the abscess.
In this condition, the urethral sphincteris unable to coapt and generate enough resting urethral closing pressure to retain urine in the bladder.
Classic aortic valve sparing procedure, also called "David's" technique, maintains valve competence by downsizing the sinotubular junction and sinuses, allowing the aortic cusps to centrally coapt (1).
The ribbon device is manufactured by Coapt Systems, a company well known to plastic surgeons.
In addition, respiratory maneuvers such as rapid inspiration or "sniffing" should cause the walls of the subclavian veins to coapt or collapse.
In much the same way, surgeons can elevate their technical laparoscopic skills to artistry, ultimately reducing harm by deepening their understanding of the biophysical principles of energy modalities they use daily to coapt, coagulate, and cut tissues.
Prior to joining ZELTIQ as Regulatory Affairs Manager, he served as the Clinical and Regulatory Affairs Manager for Coapt Systems and also worked as the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Manager for Stryker's Endoscopy Division.