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1. a grasping or clasping.
2. popular term for influenza.
devil's grip epidemic pleurodynia.


Variant of grippe.


A gene on chromosome 12q13.13 that encodes a protein which is thought to play a role as a localized scaffold for assembling a multiprotein signalling complex and mediating trafficking of its binding partners at specific subcellular sites in neurons.
GRIP1 interacts with EFNB1, EFNB3, EPHA7, EPHB2, FRAS1, GRIA2, GRIA3, GRIPAP1/GRASP1, KIF5A, KIF5B, KIF5C, PLCD4, PPFIA1, PPFIA4, PRLHR, PTPRF, SLC30A9 and liprins-alpha. GRIP1 can form homomultimers or heteromultimers with GRIP2, and a ternary complex with GRIA2 and CSPG4. It interacts with ATAD1 in an ATP-dependent manner—ATAD1-catalysed ATP hydrolysis disrupts binding to ATAD1 and to GRIA2 and leads to AMPAR complex disassembly.


An acute infectious respiratory disease, caused by influenza viruses; attacks the respiratory epithelial cells and produces a catarrhal inflammation; characterized by sudden onset, chills, fever of short duration, severe prostration, headache, muscle aches, and a cough that usually is dry until secondary infection occurs. The disease commonly occurs in epidemics, sometimes in pandemics; strain-specific immunity develops, but mutations in the virus are frequent, and the immunity usually does not protect against antigenically different strains.
Synonym(s): flu, grip, grippe.
[It. influence (of planets or stars), fr. L. influentia, fr. in-fluo, to flow in]
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sapiens in the Middle East resembled more-recent human populations by having hands better suited for gripping tools with handles and making precise finger movements.
Desmopan aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) was selected by TRS for use on the gripping surface of its high-performance Grip 3 prosthetic prehensor (hand).
But a little-studied set of fossil remains tells a gripping tale of surprisingly deft digits in an apelike creature that lived 9 million to 7 million years ago on what was once a Mediterranean island.
In observing the shooters it appears they are gripping the gun with considerable strength, with the forearm muscles clearly defined.
Thus I enlisted the aid of two of the most famous and accomplished Grand Masters in USPSA history to get their advice on the topic of gripping the handgun for the maximum rate of accurate aimed fire.