back-action condenser


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back-action condenser

an instrument for compacting dental amalgams that has a U-shaped shank, which develops the condensing force from a pulling motion rather than from the more common pushing motions.

back-ac·tion con·den·ser

(bak-ak'shŭn kŏn-den'sĕr)
Dental instrument with the end of the shank bent into a U-shape so that condensing force is achieved by pulling rather than pushing.
Synonym(s): reverse condenser, reverse plugger.