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lock

 [lok]
1. a place, often airtight, where something is sealed in.
2. a device such as a clamp for holding something firmly in place.
heparin lock see heparin lock.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lock

(lok),
A device for holding or closing.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lock

Vox populi A device that prevents a particular action or activity. See Bloxham air lock, Heparin lock, Job lock, Vapor lock.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lock

(lok)
1. An enclosing, fastening, or securing device.
2. A mechanism that, when moved, permits or obstructs passage.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Those not seeing accuracy improvement likely had more consistent bolt lock ups but that was canceled out due to bad harmonics.
Later on Minister proceeded to PS Ratta Amral at 2am where he snubbed the officials over lack of cleanliness in the offices, barracks and lock ups. He directed the SHOs to clean the police stations or else strict action would be taken against them.
He said situation at lock ups would be improved through providing blankets in winter and fans in summer while tiles would be placed at prisons for giving the accused proper place to stay during detention period.
She said almost 10,000 cases of police torture have been reported but the action is delayed due to the reason that the activity is carried out in lock ups. She stressed the need to overhaul police force on pattern of Motorway Police, and condemned the notion that politicians supervise such unconstitutional activities.