[Fr. fr. L. barra, rod]
1. A metal piece attaching two or more units of a removable dental prosthesis.
2. A rigid component of a splint or brace.
3. A section of tissue that connects two similar structures.
The curved part of a hand splint that maintains the thumb web space.
A bar attached to the wall to assist in basic activities of daily living.
A component of a hand splint that rests on the dorsal surface of the proximal phalanges to prevent hyperextension of the metacarpophalangeal joints.
Contracture or constriction of the vesical neck of the bladder caused by benign hypertrophy or fibrosis of the prostate. It may obstruct the flow of urine from the bladder.
SEE: Mercier bar
swivel trapeze bar
SEE: Trapeze bar.
A triangular device suspended above a bed to facilitate transferring and positioning the patient.
SYN: SEE: swivel trapeze bar
Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Learn more.