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GRASP

 
a patient classification system.

grasp

(grasp),
The act of taking securely and holding firmly.

grasp

(grasp)
To seize or clasp, especially with the hand.
[M.E. graspen]

grasp

(grasp)
The act of taking securely and holding firmly.
[M.E. graspen]

grasp,

n the manner in which an instrument is held.
grasp, finger,
n a modification of the palm and thumb grasp; it is more useful with modern, smaller handled instruments. The handle is held by the four flexed fingers rather than allowed to rest in the palm, and the thumb is used to secure a rest. Used when working indirectly on the maxillary arch.
grasp, instrument,
n a method of holding the instrument with the fingers in such a manner that freedom of action, control, tactile sensitivity, and maneuverability are secured. The most common grasp is the pen grasp.
grasp, modified pen,
n a method for holding instruments that is designed to enhance control and sensitivity. The grasp consists of the tips of the thumb, index finger, and middle finger holding the instrument while the ring finger provides support. See also grasp, pen.
grasp, palm-and-thumb,
n a grasp that is similar to the hold on a knife when one is whittling wood; the handle rests in the palm and is grasped by the four fingers, while the thumb rests on an adjoining object.
grasp, pen,
n a grasp in which the instrument is held somewhat as a pen is held, with the handle in contact with the bulbous portion of the thumb and index finger and the shank in contact with the radial side of the bulbous portion of the middle finger (not crossing the nail), while the handle rests against the phalanx of the index finger.
grasp, pincer,
n the grasping an object between the thumb and forefinger. The ability to perform this task is a milestone of fine motor development in infants, usually occurring from 9 to 12 months of age.
References in classic literature ?
Instead I took a firm grasp upon the rail with my left hand and drew my dagger.
Nor do babies (one shown below) manage signature seahorse tail grasps, even though they have the basics of the adult shape.
Out of some 30,000 known kinds of fishes in the world, the seahorse family is the only one to have evolved any form of tail that grasps a perch.
1: The customer's gun hand firmly grasps frame, trigger finger straight and above the triggerguard, while support hand "saddles" the slide, thumb toward shooter.
The robot navigates through its previously-mapped locations until it directly recognizes the assigned object and grasps it using the robotic arm.
It is her maid who grasps and straightens the broken-down shoes; Yukiko notices only that Tomioka is wearing an eye patch.
This direction can be found in the form of reaching for-and manipulation of objects, ultimately showing an ability to gross kinds of grasps and finally to grasps with thumb and forefinger.
For in that insight one grasps a relationship between quantities; and that understanding goes beyond how things might be described in any particular case.
The "harness" part of the product comes with a detachable lower fitting that grasps the resident about the thighs.
Some of these neurons discharge strong electrical impulses as a monkey grasps a food pellet with the intention of eating it as well as when the monkey sees a person pick up a food pellet and start to raise it to his mouth.
One then presents his hindquarters; the other grasps them, mounts the reversed partner, and touches his scrotum or gently pulls his penis.