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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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We've all heard tales of cowboy wheel clampers, with their hidden signs and enormous fees that people have had to pay in order to get their car freed.
The clampers demanded he pay pounds 240 cash within 20 minutes.
The new law is designed to curb widespread abuses by rogue clampers, who are able to clamp vehicles with little warning and charge whatever they like in fines.
"The clamper appeared from nowhere and demanded pounds 50 to release the vehicle.
The winner of the competition , organised by the RAC Foundation, will be the clamper identified as acting in the most aggressive, bully-boy manner.
It listed a number of cases including a clamper in London who impounded a car without notifying the owner then gave it to his daughter to drive.
Patricia Kehoe said she was Christmas shopping in Kings Heath when the clamper pounced, just seconds after she had mistakenly left her vehicle on a pay-and-display site owned by Midway Parks.
The exasperated father-of-one waited for the clampers' tow truck to arrive and then jumped into his car to stop the enforcement team - who were demanding pounds 365 - from moving it.
T hey want it outlawed across the entire country, claiming clampers are more interested in raking in cash than cracking down on illegal parking.
Although it has been a criminal offence to clamp vehicles on private land in England and Wales without a Security Industry Authority licence since 2005, the law does not set a limit on the fees which clampers charge' nor is there any statutory regulation on the size or readability of signs, nor is there an independent tribunal to hear appeals.
A district nurse who was then delayed 45 minutes in getting to that patient because she had to come up with pounds 75 to pay the clamper before her vehicle was released.