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Related to grooming: Child grooming, Personal grooming

self-care assistance: dressing/grooming

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as assisting a patient with clothes and appearance. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

clinical etiquette

Professional comportment Medical practice The components of medical practice which, in addition to ethics and competence, define what it is to be a physician
Clinical etiquette
Bedside manner Avoid easy familiarity, be attentive of Pts needs, do not eat on rounds
Dress Conservative & appropriate
Grooming Clean, neat, unobtrusive
Language Respectful, at level of audience, non-use of vulgar vernacular or demeaning appellations, discretion regarding others' condition (JAMA 1988; 260:2559)  


brushing and combing of the hair. A passive exercise in dogs and horses resulting in the development of a minor occupation of groom, institution of grooming parlor, and equipment. Cats and some dogs actively groom themselves. Cattle make some attempts at it, especially cows of their calves.

grooming disorders
grooming-type behavior that is damaging to the cat or objectionable to the owner; includes excessive grooming as a displacement activity associated with stress.
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The Court recognized that grooming standards and other restrictions, such as requirements that an officer salute the flag, wear a standard uniform, and refrain from smoking in public, infringe an officer's freedom of choice in personal matters.
The Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards were conceived for the purpose of establishing standards of grooming excellence and promoting and recognizing professionalism in the grooming industry.
The more sophisticated the grooming, the more like alpine skiing it becomes.
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Videotaping for 24 hours showed that mice with Hoxb8 mutations spent twice as much time grooming themselves as the other mice did.
The wards, who have their own business cards, receive a 50 percent commission from grooming the dogs and cats.
In-depth study of the emerging and evolving need states, growing consumption occasions and attitudinal shifts that drive the male grooming market.
The now-defunct Mihale chimp group usually employed palm-to-palm clasping while grooming, McGrew's group reports.
The inmates get credit for vocational training, time deducted from their sentences for the work they perform and a self-esteem boost, said Debbie Pieropan, the director of the pet grooming program.
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Moreover, adult rats that had experienced vigorous licking and grooming as pups explored open spaces with particular ease and possessed an abundance of brain receptors for a class of anxiety-reducing substances called benzodiazepines.
The grooming facility is equipped with special bathtubs with hoses, washing and drying machines, cages, grooming tools and supplies such as shampoos, linens and towels.