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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

verb arrest, avert, ban, bar, barricade, blockade, bridle, check, choke, clog, close, cohibit, constrict, cramp, curb, dam, debar, delay, encumber, estop, exclude, fend off, forbid, foreclose, frustrate, halt, hamper, hinder, hobble, intercept, interdict, interfere with, jam, leave out, limit, obstruct, occlude, oppose, parry, plug up, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, repulse, restrain, restrict, retard, shut off, shut up, snag, stall, stand in the way, stay, stem, stop, stop up, thwart, trammel, wall up
See also: arrest, balk, ban, bar, barrier, bind, blockade, bulk, censorship, check, clog, condemn, constrain, constrict, contain, damper, deadlock, debar, defeat, delay, deter, deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, disqualify, encumber, enjoin, exclude, forbid, halt, hamper, hinder, hold up, impasse, impede, impediment, inhibit, interdict, interfere, interpose, interruption, keep, kill, land, limitation, lock, obstacle, obstruct, obstruction, obturate, occlude, oppose, parcel, parry, plot, preclude, prevent, procrastinate, prohibit, prohibition, real estate, resist, restrain, section, shut, stall, stave, stay, stem, stifle, stop, strangle, toll, vicinity, withhold, withstand
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A bite block is used to protect the endoscope used in transoral gastrointestinal procedures and is required in all such procedures.
SafeStitch is also seeking to develop new techniques for hernia repair and natural orifice transesophageal surgery as well as planning to market novel standard bite block devices and the first Smart (Safety) Dilator for esophageal strictures.
The new nTRAK system utilizes an optical camera and fiducial markers attached to a customized bite block to provide assurance that a patient is positioned reproducibly within required tolerances throughout a course of radiation therapy treatments.
Removable or fixed appliances with acrylic bite blocks incorporating magnets to intrude the molars have been used (11).
Witness Cites Virus Transference From Lack of Hand Washing, Bite Blocks, Biopsy Equipment, Gowns and Aprons and Inanimate Objects as Likely Cause for Hepatitis C Outbreak In Nevada