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Noun1.devitalisation - the act of reducing the vitality of something
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
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This reluctance for use of electrocautery is attributed to the belief that electrosurgical instruments cause devitalisation of tissue within the wound which consequently lead to wound infection and delayed wound healing.
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Previous surgical trauma not only altered the local anatomy, but also led to ischaemia and devitalisation of the tissues which resulted in severe adhesions and fibrosis, making subsequent repairs more difficult.
PLANS to lengthen Whitley Bay's drawn-out death pangs and contribute to the devitalisation of what was once a great place to live have today been given a boost by North Tyneside Council's decision to bulldoze the Central Lower Promenade and replace it with a grass slope.
Three control variables are expected to have a diminishing effect on the use of performance information: devitalisation, which is a seven-item socio-economic index calculated by MAMROT that is akin to deprivation (Andrews 2004; Andrews et al.
The more frequently appeared phenomena were devitalisation in 12 patients (80%) with a total of 23 responses, the mention of death appeared in 9 patients (60%) with a total of 13 responses, shocks to white and to emptiness appeared in 66% of the cases with 11 responses, distorted and weird appeared in 8 cases (53%) with 13 responses.
Si la devitalisation dentaire reste une solution plus couteuse - 300 dirhams - et n'est pas a la portee de tous, et si l'usage des antidouleurs est interdit pour les jeuneurs, une categorie de patients infortunes recourt a l'extraction dentaire - 50 dirhams - aupres du secteur informel loin des conditions de securite et d'hygiene.
It pits creativity and vitality against both the authoritarian recourse to the refuge of "moral values" and the condescension and programmatic devitalisation of liberal reformism and the social coding of "good taste" that retards any authentic expression of thinking and feeling; and it portends, in terms Mailer was yet to clarify, an experience of becoming-life, a life which is not managed life, a life which in its fluid improvisational forms is not quite life and yet which is ready to become life (158).
Even if there is a suspected isolated pancreatic duct injury (as may occur with a localised penetrating injury), external drainage of the injured area is often the safest option, provided there is no devitalisation and the ampulla is intact.
The sum between Ea and Eb% is no longer sufficient for covering the losses by seminal devitalisation noted with Edev, and Etotal continuously decreases.
the high energy injury causing irregular and wide devitalisation of the tissues c.
Although the PAOO technique requires the utilization of numerous modified diagnostic and treatment parameters; the technique enables to create rapid orthodontic tooth movement and to reduce side effects like root resorption, tooth devitalisation, relapse, inadequate basal bone and bacterial time--load factors like caries and periodontal infection.