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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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Study of handgrip strength and handgrip endurance in Type 2 diabetics.
On day one, each participant was instructed to exert their maximum handgrip strength on an isometric mechanical dynamometer, repeating the same task, alternating their dominant and non-dominant hand.
Another inherent limitation of previous studies (4,7,8,11,12) is the fact that they generally fail to consider temporal changes in levels of handgrip strength.
"Given the health implications of pulmonary function, timely detection of weaker handgrip strength in older people may be useful in assessing potential pulmonary function impairment," the authors write.
As for the values of sit-up and handgrip strength values, in this study sit-up and handgrip strength values revealed statistically significant results in favor of males, but only sit-up test values were significant in favor of females.
This shows that yoga training optimises the sympathetic response to stressful stimuli like isometric handgrip test and restores the autonomic regulatory reflex mechanisms in hypertensive patients.
The WHG group completed the same walking protocol with the addition of 10 s of isometric handgrip exercise at 20% of their MVC, three times during the 30-minute walk (5 minutes, 15 minutes, and 25 minutes).
Ate o momento, nenhum estudo examinou a associacao entre a CP e a forca muscular pelo Handgrip em pacientes com AR diagnosticados no primeiro ano de manifestacoes da doenca (AR inicial).
Effect of yoga training on handgrip, respiratory pressures and pulmonary function.
The handgrip test was carried out using a calibrated Jamar dynamometer (Smith and Nephew, Irvington, NY 10533, USA) on both the dominant and non-dominant hands.
Accordingly, in this study, we aimed to compare the handgrip strength values of FM patients and healthy individuals and to demonstrate the relationship between clinical factors and FM disease severity.
A recent study reported a 30% decrease in FMD after 4 weeks of handgrip training combined with this training method (12).