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grasp

[grasp]
(industrial engineering)
A basic element (therblig) in time-motion study; a useful element that accomplishes work.
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The most common case for gallbladder perforation was dissection followed by the application of tooth grasper to the gallbladder.
Levie: In general, I do a linear salpingostomy after using a uterine manipulator and a grasper to first identify the site of the distal portion of the device.
Tract dilation and nephroscopy ensued, and a combination of ultrasonic lithotripsy, grasper extraction and basket extraction was used to clear the large stone burden.
The researchers coated the graspers with magnetic nanoparticles so that they could be collected with a magnet.
Adept selects the ideal SoftPICTh' grippers or graspers specifically for each customer's range of products.
Articulating graspers, scissors, and cautery devices are an expensive and usually unnecessary complication.
The men are good, honest -if sometimes misguided -workers, their masters oily, self-serving graspers.
A bunch of self-serving, short-sighted graspers who wouldn't recognise the phrase "greater good" if it was painted in 40-foot letters on a pitch.
The agreement provides an opportunity for SI, through SI USA, to gain access to the GPO's 2,200 member hospitals in USA with its Resposable laparoscopic instrumentation portfolio, Logi Range, an ergonomic system which combines reusable handles with disposable scissor blades and graspers.
I reckon most don't deserve it, but have been tarred with the same brush as the graspers.
These instruments - which include camera, scissors, graspers and other tools - are passed into the patient through small incisions to perform the surgery.
Chapters 27-37 of its Uttaratantra section deal with the Navagrahas, or the "Nine Graspers.