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percussor

 [per-kus´er]
an instrument for performing percussion.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ples·sor

(ples'ŏr),
A small hammer, usually with soft rubber head, used to tap the part directly, or with a plessimeter, in percussion of the chest or other part.
Synonym(s): percussor, plexor
[G. plēssō, to strike]
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ples·sor

(ples'ŏr)
A small hammer, usually with a soft rubber head, used to tap the body part directly, or with a plessimeter, in percussion of the chest or other body area.
Synonym(s): percussor, plexor.
[G. plēssō, to strike]
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Other corrections due to specimen bending, vibrations in the percussor arm, frame or base, and various forms of friction [27] were ignored as they were insignificant in our tests.
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Afirma-se que o treinamento de forca vem crescendo dia pos dia devido estar-se mostrando como um percussor incontestavel de saude, viabilizando tanto a prevencao, quanto o tratamento de varias doencas sistemicas ou nao.
What is more, five human Neanderthal remains display signs of having been used as soft percussors to shape stone.