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anchor

(ang'ker),
Any device that fixes the position of an object with respect to its surroundings.
[M.E. anker, fr. O.E. ancor, fr. L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra]

anchor

A clinical trial term of art for a planned activity, often marking the transition between epochs (stages) or elements of a clinical study plan—e.g., FP/FV (first patient/first visit).

anchor

(ang′kŏr) [L. ancora, anchora, fr Gr. ankyra, anchor]
1. Any structure that provides stability for a prosthetic dental appliance, e.g., a crown, bridge, or denture. The anchor may be a metal implant, a natural tooth, or part of a fixed bridge.
2. In emergency medicine, to tie or attach a rope or sling so it will not move and can support the weight of the rescuers, basket, and patient.
3. A tree, rock, door casing, or other strong stable device that will not move when a rescuer and patient's weight are attached to it.
4. In cell biology, a scaffold within the cell or its membranes, on which enzymes or other important molecules are suspended.
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