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(mă-nip″yŭ-lā′shŏn )

1. A conscious or unconscious process by which one person attempts to influence another in order to obtain his or her own needs or desires.
2. A joint mobilization technique, sometimes involving a rapid thrust or the stretching of a joint, with or without anesthesia.
SEE: joint manipulation
3. A method of realigning a fractured long bone with manual pressure, traction, or angulation.
4. The skillful and precise use of the fingers and hands.

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