prehension


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prehension

 [pre-hen´shun]
the act of grasping.

pre·hen·sion

(prē-hen'shŭn),
The act of grasping, or taking hold of.

prehension

/pre·hen·sion/ (-hen´shun) the act of grasping.

prehension

[-hen′shən]
the use of the hands and fingers to grasp, pick up objects, or pinch.

pre·hen·sion

(prē-hen'shŭn)
The act of grasping, or taking hold of.

prehension

the act of grasping. Common usage is grasping with the mouth for food.

difficult prehension
needs to be classified into difficulty in approaching food, paralysis of the tongue or jaws, malapposition of incisor teeth, pain in the mouth, foreign body in the mouth, and defective development of the lips or tongue.
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There is a qualification of the relational property of transitivity if one takes into account Whitehead's doctrine of negative prehension.
Process theology offers its paradigm of divine invitation, negative prehensions, concrescence, and sin as imprisonment in the past.
Perhaps this lies behind James Tully's skepticism of academic contexts as sites of deep listening and, by extension, a dispositional ethics: to move beyond the shallow understanding of (re)cognition to an embodiment of prehension requires perseverance and effort in a lifelong process.
Joint Angle ([degrees]) Grasp LP TP PP HK PT CP HF Thumb Rotation 20 90 90 0 0 90 0 Thumb Flexion 90 65 65 90 90 65 0 Index Flexion 70 70 70 70 0 45 0 Middle Flexion 80 0 80 80 80 55 0 Ring Flexion 80 0 80 80 80 65 0 Little Flexion 80 0 80 80 80 65 0 CP = cylindrical prehension, HF = hand flat, HK = hook, LP = lateral prehension, PP = palmar prehension, PT = pointer, TP = tip prehension.
Occasion, prehension, and concrescence reflect Whitehead's ambitious attempt to think beyond this regulative image of self-constituting man.
7) Prehension therefore plays a pivotal role in creativity, serving almost as a mnemonic repository of elements, a conception very much in keeping with Grupmuv's understanding of drawing as a process-oriented, integrative event, closely linked to movement and vision, as well as to duration and spatio-temporality.
In 1818, Peter Ballif, a Berlin dentist, first gave the upper extremity prosthesis prehension control with a shoulder harness and a chest strap.
Distribution of grip force in three di erent-functional prehension patterns.
The authors then link normal development to clinical implementations and the functional outcome of these, in areas like locomotion and prehension.
After achieving fame in its early years, it failed to live up to its initial promise and is, perhaps, most noteworthy for managing to pass from birth to death without ever reaching an intermittent period of com- prehension.
The tests cover a variety of skills, including applied mathematics, reading com prehension and other essential work skills.