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clamp

 [klamp]
a surgical device for compressing a part or structure.

clamp

(klamp),
1. An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure. Compare: forceps.
2. An enzyme, antigen, or other protein that closes circumferentially around the DNA to induce conformational change.
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

clamp

(klamp) a surgical device for compressing a part or structure.
rubber dam clamp  a metallic device used to retain the dam on a tooth.

clamp

Etymology: AS, clam, to hold together
an instrument with serrated jaws and locking handles, used for gripping, holding, joining, supporting, or compressing an organ, vessel, or tissue. In surgery, clamps generally are used for hemostasis and clamping tissue.

clamp

Surgery A surgical device that closes an opened channel. See Clark clamp, Koala vascular, Tension clamp.

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument for compression of a structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

clamp,

n a device used to effect compression or retention.
clamp, cervical,
n See clamp, gingival.
clamp, Ferrier 212 gingival,
n.pr a purposely unbalanced gingival rubber dam clamp for retracting gingival tissue from the field of operation. It must be stabilized to position with modeling compound.
clamp, gingival,
n (cervical clamp), a rubber dam clamp intended to retract gingival tissues.
clamp, Hatch gingival,
n.pr an adjustable gingival rubber dam clamp.
clamp, root rubber dam,
n a clamp with jaws designed to fit on the root surfaces of a tooth; usually used for the retention of a rubber dam.
n a device made of spring metal and used to retain a rubber dam in place or improve the operating field by isolating it from the oral environment.

clamp

a device for compressing a part or structure.

beam clamp
a scissors-like instrument originally used to pick up large blocks of ice. Consists of two inward pointing, sharp pointed hooks, pivoting around a pin at their middle, like scissors, and connected to each other at their blunt ends by a short chain. As beam hooks the points of the two blades are hooked into an overhead beam and a weight such as an animal's limb hung from the connecting chain. The animal's weight ensures that the clamp bites deeply.
silage clamp
a mass of ensilage held together at the sides between solid walls but open at the ends.
surgical clamp
a surgical instrument designed to compress a part, e.g. umbilicus.
vascular occluding clamp
used to completely or partially occlude the flow of blood in vessels.
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Atraumatic vascular clamps. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
vulvar clamp
various designs are available but all have as their objective the physical prevention of a prolapse of the vagina or uterus.
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Unwanted silage clamp tyres can no longer be burned or buried, and many recycling companies don't want to take them, because they are dirty and the rubber is usually of poor quality"
Behind these are a range of modern farm buildings, silage clamps and a slurry lagoon.
James added: "Essential on-farm activities such as burning hedge cuttings, storing waste plastic for recycling, using tyres on silage clamps and the spreading of ditch/pond dredgings are covered by the regulations and need registration.
Advice is given on the construction and maintenance of everything from silage clamps and effluent tanks to slurry lagoons, above-ground 'tin tanks', 'dirty water' tanks, reception pits and agricultural fuel oil storage.
Working closely with a German technology partner, Newcastle-based Surgo will build 21m by 6m concrete tanks and silage clamps as well as carry out drainage and external works on each of the 7,000sqm sites for Stokesley-based JFS.
The HSE said anyone driving a tractor fitted with roll-over protective structures should wear lap straps when there is a risk that the tractor might overturn such as when driving on sloping ground, silage clamps and on ditch sides.
Silage clamps, big bale stacks and hay barns are all ideal nesting sites for rats, providing relatively undisturbed accommodation until early winter that are frequently located close to stock feeding facilities.
Rough ground around silage clamps and waste storage areas tend to be well used for burrows, yet the majority of farms don't target them for baiting.