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clamp

 [klamp]
a surgical device for compressing a part or structure.

clamp

(klamp),
1. An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure. Compare: forceps.
2. An enzyme, antigen, or other protein that closes circumferentially around the DNA to induce conformational change.
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

clamp

(klamp) a surgical device for compressing a part or structure.
rubber dam clamp  a metallic device used to retain the dam on a tooth.

clamp

Etymology: AS, clam, to hold together
an instrument with serrated jaws and locking handles, used for gripping, holding, joining, supporting, or compressing an organ, vessel, or tissue. In surgery, clamps generally are used for hemostasis and clamping tissue.

clamp

Surgery A surgical device that closes an opened channel. See Clark clamp, Koala vascular, Tension clamp.

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument for compression of a structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

clamp,

n a device used to effect compression or retention.
clamp, cervical,
n See clamp, gingival.
clamp, Ferrier 212 gingival,
n.pr a purposely unbalanced gingival rubber dam clamp for retracting gingival tissue from the field of operation. It must be stabilized to position with modeling compound.
clamp, gingival,
n (cervical clamp), a rubber dam clamp intended to retract gingival tissues.
clamp, Hatch gingival,
n.pr an adjustable gingival rubber dam clamp.
clamp, root rubber dam,
n a clamp with jaws designed to fit on the root surfaces of a tooth; usually used for the retention of a rubber dam.
n a device made of spring metal and used to retain a rubber dam in place or improve the operating field by isolating it from the oral environment.

clamp

a device for compressing a part or structure.

beam clamp
a scissors-like instrument originally used to pick up large blocks of ice. Consists of two inward pointing, sharp pointed hooks, pivoting around a pin at their middle, like scissors, and connected to each other at their blunt ends by a short chain. As beam hooks the points of the two blades are hooked into an overhead beam and a weight such as an animal's limb hung from the connecting chain. The animal's weight ensures that the clamp bites deeply.
silage clamp
a mass of ensilage held together at the sides between solid walls but open at the ends.
surgical clamp
a surgical instrument designed to compress a part, e.g. umbilicus.
vascular occluding clamp
used to completely or partially occlude the flow of blood in vessels.
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Atraumatic vascular clamps. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
vulvar clamp
various designs are available but all have as their objective the physical prevention of a prolapse of the vagina or uterus.
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And last week it was revealed millions of motorists' personal details have been sold to clampers and parking firms by the DVLA.
If the wheel clamper is licenced, you will have to pay the release fee, but insist on a receipt that includes details of the place where the vehicle was clamped, the clamper's name and signature, their SIA number and an address and phone number where they can be contacted.
I wonder what that particular clamper said to his children when they inquired: "What did you do today dad?
Newcastle-based Phoenix Security already employs six fully-licensed clampers and welcomed the tighter regulations.
Clampers clamping a hearse with a body in the back.
If the clampers are the real deal they will have all the relevant information.
The practice of clamping has led to a litany of cons, swindles and fast ones, with hundreds of motorists duped by unscrupulous clampers into handing over their cash for the most trivial, even non-existent, offences.
Knocker Just chain up the clampers, or line them up in front of their families and shoot them
Within five minutes of her phoning work to explain what was happening, cabs began to arris ve and blocked in the clampers.
The clampers demanded a pounds 140 release fee but as the driver had no money he had to wait for a colleague to come out and take him to the bank.
The council said at the time that the action had been brought after several county court judgements made against wheel clampers were not complied with.
A MIDLAND dad whose family was chased for four miles by clampers is celebrating after he was cleared by a court of dangerous driving and having an offensive weapon.