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1[mass noun] The condition of being open or unobstructed:‘the procedure was successful in restoring the patency of the fallopian tubes’[as modifier] ‘patency rates’
- ‘We also found that nasal patency decreased as room temperatures increased.’
- ‘Most patients will maintain airway patency although some may require intubation with mechanical ventilation.’
- ‘Because of the poor prognosis, palliative methods are needed to maintain airway patency.’
- ‘But the possibility of natural conception depends on the tubal patency and ovulatory function.’
- ‘In 80-90 % of cases it is successful in restoring the patency of at least one fallopian tube.’
- 1.1 The condition of showing detectable parasite infection:‘a complication, once patency is established in the bitch, is contamination of the environment with eggs’
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