Apr 6, 2014
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The abnormal union of two normally separate tissues. Adhesion may occur after inflammation or surgery; the result is often a fibrous band between the adjacent tissues. Examples are adhesions between joint surfaces – which reduce mobility of a joint – or, after operation, between loops of intestine, where the fibrous band may cause obstruction. Movement of the heart may be restricted by adhesions between the organ and its membranous cover, the pericardial sac.

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