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Etymology: L, passus, step; AS, wir
the electrical connection between a pulse generator and a pacing electrode in a cardiac pacemaker.
1. Metal drawn out into threads of varying thickness.
2. To join fracture fragments together with wire.
In orthodontics, a cable, usually of metal, used to apply tension to the teeth.
A wire used to enter tight spaces (e.g., obstructed valves or channels) within the body.
Kirschner wireSee: Kirschner wire
Luque wiresSee: Luque wires
A pacemaker electrode.
In dentistry, a brass wire used to separate teeth before banding them.
A metal thread used to attach corrective devices to the spinal column during neurosurgery.