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bar

 [bahr]
1. a structure having greater length than width, and often some degree of rigidity.
2. a heavy wire or a wrought or cast metal segment, longer than its width, used to connect parts of a removable partial denture.
3. a long narrow rigid structure that a patient can grasp to assist in stabilization.
grab bar a fixed bar in the bathroom to assist a patient in preventing falls while bathing or toileting.
median bar a fibrotic formation across the neck of the prostate, producing obstruction of the urethra.
parallel b's a set of bars running parallel to each other; the patient holds them with the hands to ambulate safely.
tarsal bar tarsal coalition.

grab bar

A bar attached to the wall to assist in basic activities of daily living.
See also: bar
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It has a 4-foot front deck with a hatch and under deck storage, a grab bar for safe operation and a 30-quart cooler that doubles as a driver's seat.
Or for a spa feel, they make a teak grab bar that comes in six different lengths, from 10 inches to 42 inches.
It is possible to fasten grab bars directly to drywall, but ordinary hollow-wall fasteners won't give a firm enough grip if, for example, a 150-pound person suddenly slips and grabs the bar for support.
For example, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets standards for grab bars and wheelchair-turning space in public bathrooms, but those standards are not necessarily ideal for your own private bathroom.
Grab bars are a sensible addition to any home but not all walls were built with the necessary reinforcement to install them.
Suicide-watch or prevention cells can be designed protrusion-free and are exempt from the requirements for grab bars at water closets.
A lighted grab bar provides enough light to find the toilet without having to turn on additional lighting.
50 will provide one shower grab bar and installation.
Breakthrough Anchor Design Provides a Versatile, STUD-FREE Grab Bar Installation System
I stared at the towel bar guiltily I had meant to change it for a grab bar.
Recall Summary Name of product: EVO strollers Hazard: The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed.
IPC also offers the Flip-up Open Loop Grab Bar, which can be raised when not in use.