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grasper

(grăsp′ĕr)
A device used to grab and hold tissue (e.g., during laparoscopic surgery).
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The split is introduced towards the end of the Balagraha section after the Graspers have been described and the treatments for their attacks discussed.
In addition, Grasper has gill-like flaps along its sides -- a feature seen in only one other Cambrian animal, a weirdo called Opabinia that resembles a swimming vacuum cleaner.
A spool sensing device is employed to make sure the grasper is in position before activation of the lifting pressure.
The fenestrated bipolar grasper has been just as effective as the crocodile grasper, which is cost effective because I use this instrument for dissection as well.
Essentially, the camera and grasper switch trocars, and the active instrument remains in the middle.
The staghorn calculus was fragmented and removed using a combination of ultrasonic lithotripsy, stone graspers and a nitinol stone basket.
The anterior leaf of the broad ligament is then picked up and tented with the fenestrated bipolar grasper.
Under direct visualization and with the assistance of a laparoscopic grasper, the specimen is morcellated.
STACK GRASPER FOR SHEET-LIKE PRODUCTS AND METHOD OF PALLETIZING USING A STACK GRASPER 177
Connie is trying to impress their VIP guest with a fancy new bit of kit called the Magnetic Foreign Body Grasper.
The new version also adds more virtual instruments that the user can access during practice scenarios, including a tissue manipulator, basket grasper and anchors.