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1. To fasten, wrap, or encircle with a bandage. 2. In chemistry and immunology, the uniting or adherence, i.e., bonding, of one molecule or chemical entity to another, e.g., the joining of a toxin to an antitoxin or of a hormone to its receptor on a cell surface.


(bīn′dĕr) 1. A broad bandage most commonly used as an encircling support of the abdomen or chest. SEE: bandage. 2. In dentistry, a substance that holds a mixture of solid particles together.

abdominal b. A wide band fastened snugly about the abdomen for support. SEE: Scultetus binder under Scultetus, Johannes.

chest b. A broad band that encircles the chest and is used for applying heat, dressings, or pressure and for supporting the breasts. Shoulder straps may be used to keep the binder from slipping.

double-T b. A horizontal band about the waist to which two vertical bands are attached in back, brought around the leg, and again fastened to the horizontal band.

obstetrical b. A binder that extends from the ribs to the pelvis, providing support for a markedly pendulous abdomen. Such support may be rarely required for severe diastasis recti or for marked separation and mobility of the pubic symphysis during pregnancy.

phosphate b. Any of various medications used to prevent hyperphosphatemia in patients with end-stage renal disease. Calcium carbonate taken with meals is the most commonly employed agent. In the past aluminum-containing antacids were used for this purpose, but this practice is now avoided because of the toxic accumulation of aluminum in patients with renal failure.

Scultetus b. SEE: under Scultetus, Johannes.

T b. T bandage.

towel b. A towel that encircles the abdomen or chest and whose ends are pinned together.

Binder syndrome

A syndrome related to facial growth, with hypoplasia of the maxillae and nasal bones resulting in a flattened face, elongated nose, and smaller maxillary arch with crowding of the teeth and malocclusions.

binge drinking

(binj) The consumption of more than four alcoholic drinks in a row for a woman or five alcoholic drinks in a row for a man. The consequences of this include impaired driving, sexual assaults, and other forms of violence. SEE: alcoholism.

binge eating

An eating disorder marked by rapid consumption of large amounts of food in a short period of time. SEE: bulimia.

bingo card

A method of packaging medications in which a blister pack is enclosed in a folded-over card, usually printed with proprietary advertising for the medication inside.



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