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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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In [14], the proposed technique is based on implicit locking so that some intention locking overhead can be reduced by locking on frequently access classes intead of locking on every superclass of a class to be accessed.
Originally used on automatic knives, this simple locking system started raising eyebrows when upscale cutlery manufacturer William Henry adopted a manual version of the mechanism on their knives approximately 15 years ago.
In many cases locking rules could be introduced to lock resources that are logically connected.
U.S.A." on the rubber pad or "Made in U.S.A." on the packaging or the instruction sheets), or which have a locking post which measures over 1 1/4 inches in length, are not included in this recall.
To offer integrated Unix/NT data sharing, the NAS appliance must be able to distinguish and transparently support the various locking requirements of its clients.
The pattern language assumes you have already chosen a locking design, perhaps by using a locking design pattern language [2].
This locking system, which was designed specifically for the NCCF, is now widely used in similar institutions throughout the country.
Your building is safe if it has: 1) An electromagnetic door locking mechanism in place, that's one plus 2) A closed circuit t.v.
The days of locking your keys in the house or forgetting to lock the door can be a thing of the past, thanks to the variety of affordable electronic door locks on the market.
A new locking block for the M9 pistol was put into the supply system in Oct 05.
Lynx security cylinder locks operate using a worldwide-patented locking system.

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