grab bar

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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.

grab bar

A bar attached to the wall to assist in basic activities of daily living.
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Lots of floor space, well positioned grab rails, clean and pleasant.
The model features rim-reflective tape on the wheels, a full piece grab rail and dual barrelled tail pipe.
The vehicle is equipped with the same 125cc air-cooled, 4-stroke engine as the earlier model and features minor design tweaks, new colour shades, unchanged brakes, a new grab rail, a maintenance free battery, 3D Access and Suzuki logo.
The model features a single grab rail and plastic rear mudguard, a single seat, aluminium number plate holder and a split grab rail and has kick start and electric start.
The vehicle features front and the rear indicators from the present scooty, pillion foot rests placed at a higher level, a differently shaped seat with a smaller grab rail aligned to the seat height.
The cars will also include digital displays providing improved information about service, enhanced grab rails, brighter lighting and improved signage.
The guide provides advice on the installation of grab rails, and activities which help to improve strength, balance and flexibility.
It has a changing bench, an electronic hoist, a loo with grab rails and a sink.
When my hydrocephalus manifested itself, and balance became a real issue, my husband installed grab rails and a seat in the shower, and grab rails on either side of the toilet.