obstructive obstructive  /əb ˈstrək tɪv/


  • (adj) preventing movement



  1. Two-thirds of chronic snorers develop a serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea.
  2. On the other hand, minority stock-holders have sometimes adopted a purely obstructive attitude in order to be bought off.


  1. People With Sleep Apnea At Increased Risk For Sudden Cardiac Death

    Although people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have an increased risk for death and cardiovascular disease, the relationship between OSA and sudden cardiac death (SCD) has not been clear. Now a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology provides evidence that OSA is in fact associated with an increase in the risk for SCD.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Sleep apnea increases risk of sudden cardiac death

    A moderate case of obstructive sleep apnea can significantly increase a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, an often fatal condition where the heart stops beating and must be immediately treated with CPR or an automated external defibrillator, according to the largest study of its kind published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Online Community Do More With Oxygen Shares Tips for Better Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label

    When a person is diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease , a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe, or other chronic lung disease, he or she encounters a number of challenges. ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said the CEO's "evasive and obstructive" responses during Thursday's congressional testimony further damaged BP's reputation.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Bart Stupak Source: The Associated Press

  2. De Lille said the ID hoped to "see a considerable change in the DA from its traditional obstructive politics to the politics of engagement".
    on May 6, 2007 By: Patricia de Lille Source: Independent Online

  3. Mr Osborne accused Alistair Darling of being "at best indifferent, at worst obstructive" on environmental issues.
    on Nov 23, 2009 By: George Osborne Source: BBC News

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