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dam

 [dam]
1. a barrier to obstruct the flow of water or other fluid.
dental dam rubber dam.
rubber dam a sheet of thin latex rubber used by dentists to isolate a tooth or teeth from the fluids of the mouth during dental treatment, held in place by a clamp and frame. Occasionally these are used in surgical procedures to isolate tissues or structures. Called also dam.
A well-sealed properly inverted rubber dam. From Darby and Walsh, 1994.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Dentistry A sheet of latex rubber punctuated with holes that is stretched around the teeth during dental procedures to isolate the operative field from the oropharynx, and respiratory tract, and prevent pulmonary aspiration of fragments of teeth and amalgam
Sexology Dental dams may be used for safe sexual practices, placed over the vulva or anus during cunnilingus and analingus to protect against the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases
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dental dam

Rubber dam Dentistry A thin sheet of rubber latex punctuated with small holes stretched around the crown of the teeth Uses Isolate teeth from mucosal secretions during dental procedures; prevent aspiration during oral surgery; protect mucosa during oral sex
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dam

1. A thin sheet of latex used in dentistry and oral surgery to isolate a part from the surrounding tissues and fluids. Synonym: dental dam; rubber dam
2. A barrier made of flexible material, such as latex, that prevents body fluids from entering the mouth during oral sex (cunnilingus or fellatio). It is used as a shield against sexually transmitted infections.

dental dam

Dam (1).
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