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clamp

 [klamp]
a surgical device for compressing a part or structure.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

clamp

Surgery A surgical device that closes an opened channel. See Clark clamp, Koala vascular, Tension clamp.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument for compression of a structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Just how abstract the movie becomes is emphasized by the fact that Erbach views Nicholas's father, who brings along his own surgical clamps just in case he needs to keep the hole in the base of somebody's spine open wide enough for him to get in up to the wrist, as "comforting." Perhaps the closest one can get to comprehending his maddeningly aloof film is to understand his love of apparent contradictions.
Within months, the hospital learned that Smith had answered a phone in the hospital by saying "Victoria's Secret," and Smith, the hospital said, had put a surgical clamp on a nurse's breast.