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re·cip·ro·ca·tion

(rē-sip'rō-kā'shŭn),
In prosthodontics, the means by which one part of an appliance is made to counter the effect created by another part.
[L. reciprocare, pp. reciprocatus, to move back and forth]

reciprocation

/re·cip·ro·ca·tion/ (re-sip″ro-ka´shun)
1. the act of giving and receiving in exchange; the complementary interaction of two distinct entities.
2. an alternating back-and-forth movement.

reciprocation

[risip′roka′shən]
the means by which one part of a removable partial denture framework is made to counter the effect created by another part of the framework.

re·cip·ro·ca·tion

(rĕ-sip'rŏ-kā'shŭn)
In prosthodontics, means by which one part of an appliance is made to counter the effect created by another part.
[L. reciprocare, pp. reciprocatus, to move back and forth]

reciprocation (rēsip´rōkā´shən),

n the means by which one part of a removable partial denture framework is made to counter the effect created by another part of the framework.
reciprocation, active,
n reciprocation in a clasp unit achieved by the use of two opposing and balanced retentive clasp arms. Reciprocation cannot be achieved unless a similar and balanced arrangement on the opposite side of the dental arch occurs.
reciprocation, passive,
n reciprocation in a clasp unit achieved by the use of a rigid part of the clasp, located on or above the height of contour line or on a guiding plane and opposite to the retentive arm. However, reciprocation cannot be achieved by a single clasp alone–a similar action must occur by another component of the removable partial denture located across the arch.
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