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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.
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A raised toilet seat and a grab rail or frame surrounding the toilet can make getting onto and off the toilet a lot easier.
Lots of floor space, well positioned grab rails, clean and pleasant.
A BABY died two days after banging his head on a metal grab rail in a bath at his dad's flat, an inquest heard yesterday.
Then there's the classic grab rail for pillions and dainty dash and controls.
Currently on display are level and easy access showers with the special panel carer-doors, shower seat, grab rail and thermostatically controlled shower with two special safety cut-out devices.
Fire crews climbed the crane and used an axle grinder and hacksaw to cut away the grab rail.
7-litre fuel tank and tubular carrier cum grab rail, an extra-long seat, a bigger round headlamp and a stylish LED tail lamp.
It also gets a Z badge on either side, blacked out wheels and a raked grab rail at the rear.
ALTHOUGH not a combination ladder, the curvy ProfiStep has extra-wide steps and a high grab rail.
com)-- The new 1095 grab rail handle system from EMKA provides very long grab handles, or static hand rails of adjustable lengths, with extra supports for additional strength.
A yellow metal grab rail runs horizontally between the back seats and the driver's seat.
It features a front cowl with aerodynamic visor, a new wolf-eye headlamp with Twin LED Pilot Lamps and LED tail lamp with split grab rail at the rear end of the bike.