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grip

 [grip]
1. a grasping or clasping.
2. popular term for influenza.
devil's grip epidemic pleurodynia.

grip

(grip)
1. grippe.
2. a grasping or seizing.

devil's grip  epidemic pleurodynia.

grip

(grĭp)
n.
Variant of grippe.

GRIP1

A gene on chromosome 12q13.13 that encodes a protein which is thought to play a role as a localized scaffold for assembling a multiprotein signalling complex and mediating trafficking of its binding partners at specific subcellular sites in neurons.
GRIP1 interacts with EFNB1, EFNB3, EPHA7, EPHB2, FRAS1, GRIA2, GRIA3, GRIPAP1/GRASP1, KIF5A, KIF5B, KIF5C, PLCD4, PPFIA1, PPFIA4, PRLHR, PTPRF, SLC30A9 and liprins-alpha. GRIP1 can form homomultimers or heteromultimers with GRIP2, and a ternary complex with GRIA2 and CSPG4. It interacts with ATAD1 in an ATP-dependent manner—ATAD1-catalysed ATP hydrolysis disrupts binding to ATAD1 and to GRIA2 and leads to AMPAR complex disassembly.

in·flu·en·za

(inflū-enză)
An acute infectious respiratory disease, caused by influenza viruses; attacks the respiratory epithelial cells and produces a catarrhal inflammation; characterized by sudden onset, chills, fever of short duration, severe prostration, headache, muscle aches, and a cough that usually is dry until secondary infection occurs. The disease commonly occurs in epidemics, sometimes in pandemics; strain-specific immunity develops, but mutations in the virus are frequent, and the immunity usually does not protect against antigenically different strains.
Synonym(s): flu, grip, grippe.
[It. influence (of planets or stars), fr. L. influentia, fr. in-fluo, to flow in]

grip

a grasping or clasping.
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Grips for holding scalpel. A, pencil grip; B, fingertip grip, C. palm grip.By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002

devil's grip
see devil's grip.
fingertip grip
a method of holding a scalpel between the thumb and other fingers with the palm over the handle.
palm grip
a method of holding a scalpel under the palm with the thumb pressing on the top of the blade and the fingers curled under and around the handle.
pencil grip
a method of holding a scalpel as a pencil between the thumb and first finger with the handle over the top of the space between them.
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