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[L. distractio, a pulling apart, separation]
1. A state of mental confusion or derangement. 2. A disruption or interruption that prevents a person from completing a task or from focusing attention on a task. 3. An attempt to redirect a patient's attention from a painful or noxious stimulus to another, more pleasant one. 4. Separation of joint surfaces by extension without injury or dislocation of the parts. 5. A joint mobilization technique causing separation of opposing joint surfaces, used to inhibit pain, move synovial fluid, or stretch a tight joint capsule.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Distraction." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755960/all/distraction.
Distraction. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755960/all/distraction. Accessed May 23, 2019.
Distraction. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755960/all/distraction
Distraction [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 23]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755960/all/distraction.
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