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An adhesion in the body is anything that is a holding together or uniting of surfaces or parts. The word comes from the Latin adhaesio meaning "stuck to." Wound healing is an example of adhesion.

Adhesion often refers to a nonfunctional fibrotic cross-links between muscles layers, fascia or neural tissues. They prevent normal range of motion and functioning and form as a result of trauma, repetitive use, etc.

Another example are abdominal adhesions, which usually involve the intestines.

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