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wheel

(wēl),
A circular frame or disk designed to revolve around an axis.

wheel

1 a rigid circular frame designed to revolve about an axis in the center of the disk.
2 a round cutting or polishing dental instrument.

wheel

((h)wēl)
A disk attached through its middle to an axle that rotates. In dentistry, small wheels are attached to a handpiece or lathe, and used for polishing and shaping teeth, restorations, and appliances.

carborundum wheel

A cutting wheel containing silicon carbide, in variable grit sizes.

diamond wheel

In dentistry, a wheel that contains diamond powder or chips.
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MEDICINE WHEEL

medicine wheel

A symbol used by Native Americans to represent wholeness and balance. The medicine wheel consists of a circle with four quadrants representing spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional planes of existence.
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polishing wheel

In dentistry, a wheel made of soft material suitable for polishing teeth or restorations.

pregnancy wheel

A round calculator, similar to a slide rule in its construction, that uses the first day of the last menstrual period of a pregnant woman to identify the expected date that her baby will be born.

Patient discussion about wheel

Q. Do you want to end because of a vaccination in a wheel chair? It is already about 12 years ago. I met a mother with her kids. One came always in a wheel chair to the services. His terrible story is still in my mind. It could be shown, that because of a vaccination he got the cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) and then spastic paralysis.

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