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bar

 [bahr]
1. a structure having greater length than width, and often some degree of rigidity.
2. a heavy wire or a wrought or cast metal segment, longer than its width, used to connect parts of a removable partial denture.
3. a long narrow rigid structure that a patient can grasp to assist in stabilization.
grab bar a fixed bar in the bathroom to assist a patient in preventing falls while bathing or toileting.
median bar a fibrotic formation across the neck of the prostate, producing obstruction of the urethra.
parallel b's a set of bars running parallel to each other; the patient holds them with the hands to ambulate safely.
tarsal bar tarsal coalition.

bar

(bar),
1. A unit of pressure equal to 1 megadyne (106 dyne) per cm2 in the CGS system, 0.9869233 atmosphere, or 105 Pa (N/m2) in the SI.
See also: major connector.
2. A metal segment of greater length than width that serves to connect two or more parts of a removable partial denture.
See also: major connector.
3. A segment of tissue or bone that unites two or more similar structures.
4. In veterinary medicine, the ridged structure on the sole of the horse hoof that connects the wall of the hoof with the sole adjacent to the frog, one bar to each side of the frog. It forms the lateral wall of the paracuneal groove (lateral sulcus) of the frog at the heel.

bar

(bahr)
1. a structure having greater length than width, and often some degree of rigidity.
2. a heavy wire or wrought or cast metal segment, longer than its width, used to connect parts of a removable partial denture.

median bar  a fibrotic formation across the neck of the prostate gland, producing obstruction of the urethra.
Mercier's bar  interureteric ridge.
terminal bars  zones of epithelial cell contact, once thought to represent an accumulation of dense cementing substance, but with the electron microscope shown to be a junctional complex.

bar

(in physical science) a measure of air pressure. It is equal to 1000 millibars, or 106 dyne/cm2, or approximately 1 standard atmosphere (1 atm). Also called barye.

bar

Regional drug slang for a rectangular block of marijuana.

bar

(bahr)
1. A unit of pressure equal to 1 megadyne (106 dyne) per cm2 in the CGS system, 0.9869233 atmosphere, or 105 Pa (N/m2) in the SI system.
2. A metal segment of greater length than width that serves to connect two or more parts of a removable partial denture.
Synonym(s): beam (2) .
3. A segment of tissue or bone that unites two or more similar structures.

bar

(bahr)
1. A metal segment of greater length than width that serves to connect two or more parts of a removable partial denture.
See also: major connector
2. A segment of tissue or bone that unites two or more similar structures.

bar,

n a metal segment of greater length than width. See also bar, connector.
bar, anterior palatal,
bar, arch,
n any one of several types of wires, bars, and splints conforming to the arch of the teeth and used for the treatment of fractures of the jaws and the stabilization of injured teeth (e.g.,
Erich, Jelenko, Niro, or
Winter).
bar, buccal,
n an orthodontic appliance auxiliary consisting of a rigid metal wire extending from the buccal side of the molar band anteriorly.
bar clasp,
bar, connector,
n a connector of greater thickness and reduced width as compared with a platelike connector, which has greater width and is thinner.
bar, fixable-removable cross arch,
bar, Gilson fixable-removable,
bar, labial,
n a major connector located labial (or buccal) to the dental arch that joins bilateral parts of a mandibular removable partial denture.
bar, lingual,
n a major connector located lingual to the dental arch that joins bilateral parts of a mandibular removable partial denture. May also be the orthodontic splinting on the lingual of either the maxillary or mandibular anterior teeth to maintain position of the teeth over time. See also connector, major, lingual bar.
bar, palatal,
n a major connector that crosses the palate and unites bilateral parts of a maxillary removable partial denture. See also connector, major.
bar, posterior palatal,
bar, secondary lingual,

BAR

abbreviation for bright, alert, responsive; used in medical records.

bar

1. a cgs unit of pressure, being the pressure exerted by 105 Newtons per square cm (106 dynes per square cm).
2. a metal strip that is attached to the metal arch on each side of a saddle and constitutes its skeleton. The attachments for the stirrup leathers are anchored to the bars.
3. a term for describing the humerus.

hoof bar
the reflection of the wall of the horse's hoof at the heel, with one bar on each side of the frog. They contribute to the spreadability of the heels but give them protection against excessive contact with the ground surface. May be erroneously cut back by an overzealous blacksmith.
bar pad
a pad, usually of leather, fitted between the shoe and the hoof of a horse so as to protect the sole and bars of the foot.
bar shoe
a special horseshoe with a bar connecting the two heels of the shoe so as to make a full circle. Designed for use in horses whose heels are likely to be injured by too frequent contact of the heel with the ground surface.
walking bar
a reinforcement placed at the bottom of a cast which allows weight to be transferred from the foot to the upper part of the cast. Used most often in casts for large animals.

Patient discussion about bar

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why? no other symptoms

A. it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

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