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forceps

1. 
a. a surgical instrument in the form of a pair of pincers, used esp in the delivery of babies
b. (as modifier): a forceps baby
2. any part or structure of an organism shaped like a forceps

Forceps

 

a medical instrument for seizing and holding tissues and such objects as bandages; they consist of two blades joined by a spring-loaded hinge. Forceps are classified according to their use and according to the shape of their tips; for example, dressing forceps, anatomical forceps, and alligator forceps are distinguished.

forceps

[′fȯr·səps]
(design engineering)
A pincerlike instrument for grasping objects.
(invertebrate zoology)
A pair of curved, hard, movable appendages at the end of the abdomen of certain insects, for example, the earwig.
(medicine)
A device with two blades or limbs opposite each other which is operated by handles or by direct force on the blades; used in surgery to grasp, compress, and hold tissue, a body part, or surgical substances.
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11) As compared to the classical technique using the Macintosh laryngoscope for nasal intubation, the Airtraq provides more favorable intubation conditions, is less time consuming, fewer attempts are needed, resulting in minimal hemodynamic changes during the procedure, optimal visualization of the glottis, less maneuvers for external assistance and limited use of the Magill forceps to guide the ETT.
Magill forceps are designed to aid in nasal endotracheal intubation.