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clamp

 [klamp]
a surgical device for compressing a part or structure.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

clamp

(klamp),
1. An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure. Compare: forceps.
2. An enzyme, antigen, or other protein that closes circumferentially around the DNA to induce conformational change.
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

clamp

Surgery A surgical device that closes an opened channel. See Clark clamp, Koala vascular, Tension clamp.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument for compression of a structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Clampers are are more interested in raking in cash than cracking down on illegal parking, say Birmingham councilors
"What we need to do is to make sure clampers have to inform councils about what signs they would use, and give local authorities the power to set a range of fees.
"We believe that the SIA licensing scheme must be reinforced by a legally enforceable code of practice, holding clampers to account.
N Clampers in London hiding in a car in a private lane and clamping anyone stopping to post a letter at a nearby post office within seconds of them leaving their cars.
``The Government has recognised the problem and has now acted to clamp the clampers.
"Members of the public have expressed serious concerns about the activity of some private clampers. In particular, allegations have been made of clampers behaving in a less than fair manner, yet there is no appeals mechanism against these perceived abuses.
THE VICTIM: INTER Park UK clampers watched four-year-old Jasmine Henning crying while they winched up the Volkswagen Passat containing her favourite Dora the Explorer doll in front of her eyes.
Mr Zafaryab, a nursery boss from Kingsbury with a one-year-old son, said: "I told the clamper the private property sign said the fine was pounds 100 but he said I had to pay pounds 365 as the car had been there for more than two hours.
It will also support motorists who are frightened to complain for fear of reprisals from the clampers by allowing them to use the trading standards office address on court documents rather than their home address.
He pleads with the clampers to reduce their pounds 500 demand but they refuse.
While the Private Security Industry Act 2001 will make it a criminal offence for an unlicensed clamper to wheel-clamp a vehicle on private property, the removal of vehicles from private land will remain unregulated.
Public protection committee chairman Neil Eustace was commenting on the successful jailing of city clamper Gary Southall, owner of National Parking Control, late last year and said that soon the practice of towing cars from private land would be banned.