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clasp

(klasp),
1. A part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer or stabilizer for the denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth.
2. A direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body that connects with an occlusal rest; at least one arm of a clasp usually terminates in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area of the tooth enclosed.
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CLASP

Cardiology A clinical study–Collaborative Low-Dose Aspirin Study in Pregnancy which evaluated the effects of low-dose aspirin–used to prevent pregnancy-related HTN—on intrauterine growth
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clasp

(klasp)
1. A part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer or stabilizer for the denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth.
2. A direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body that connects with an occlusal rest; at least one arm of a clasp usually terminates in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area of the tooth enclosed.
3. Any device for holding tissues together.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

clasp

(klasp)
1. Part of a removable partial denture that acts as a direct retainer or stabilizer for denture by partially surrounding or contacting an abutment tooth.
2. Direct retainer of a removable partial denture, usually consisting of two arms joined by a body that connects with an occlusal rest; at least one arm usually terminates in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area of the tooth enclosed.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The objectives of this study therefore were to compare the retentive force and deformation of Co-Cr and polyamide clasps after long-term simulated clinical use.
Some of my new clutches, such as the bamboo with the Buddha clasp, can be used as home decor.
In present study the major cause observed for loss of abutment teeth were periodontal problems and uneven application of forces/stress by clasps of prosthesis.
This combination eliminates most of the difficulty of recurrent sore spots, since the framework resists movement and pressure from the clasps, while having the benefit of nearly invisible, gum coloured clasps (Fig.
The solution is obviously a clasp specially produced for all RAF personnel serving with 205 Strategic Bomber Group.
The Antarctica Service Medal Clasp, with the words "Wintered Over," is only worn on medal's suspension ribbon.
The device would consign to history the dreaded clasp fumbling that often happens in the throes of passion.
Pincher which was only awarded two clasps for this action.
WINTERED OVER For wintering over on Antarctica continent--a clasp for Antarctica Service Medal; a suspension ribbon and a disc for the service ribbon; bronze for the first winter; gold for the second winter; and silver for the third
The presentationat the headquarters of 194 (BSA) Squadron was organised by the Officer Commanding Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing, Wing Commander Pravin Ladwa who presented Cadet Forces Medals (CFM) and Clasps to the following members: Flight Lieutenant A.R.T Bennett - Officer Commanding 2030 (Elmdon & Yardley) Squadron, who received the 5th Clasp to the CFM for an outstanding 46 years service, more than any other officer within the wing.
A Military General Service Medal from 1848 with five clasps from Toulouse, Vittoria, Salamanca, Albuhera and Talavera made pounds 1,640 pounds and a Military General Service Medal from 1848 with three clasps fetched pounds 800.