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appliance

1. any piece of equipment having a specific function
2. a device fitted to a machine or tool to adapt it for a specific purpose
3. another name for a fire engine
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appliance

[ə′plī·əns]
(engineering)
A piece of equipment that draws electric or other energy and produces a desired work-saving or other result, such as an electric heater, a radio, or an electronic range.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

appliance, appliance equipment

Any device (other than industrial) which utilizes gas or electricity as a fuel to produce air-conditioning, heat, light, refrigeration, or to perform one or more functions such as dishwashing; usually built in a standard size or type and installed or connected as a unit.
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appliance

A stand-alone hardware device or software environment dedicated to a specific task. See hardware appliance and software appliance.
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Caption: Figure 1: In vitro pharmacodynamic effects of ciprofloxacin (mg/L) combined with amphotericin B (mg/L); ketoconazole (mg/L); itraconazole (mg/L) as [log.sub.10] concentration on candida isolated from patients with fixed orthodontic appliance.
The participants having upper and lower fixed orthodontic appliance formed the study group.
Cha, "Metal release from simulated fixed orthodontic appliances," American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, vol.
Treatment of 34 was completed with fixed orthodontic appliances and 8 were treated with removable appliances.
After mechanical removal of the fixed orthodontic appliances with a debonding plier (Dentaurum, Pforzheim, Germany), residual adhesive on the tooth surfaces was cleaned with a 12-bladed tungsten carbide bur (Axis Dental, Irving, Tex) at low speed under water-cooling.
- It should offer a rapid and efficient solution to the patients who don't want to use fixed orthodontic appliances.
In previous reports, different treatment modalities such as a combination of surgical crown exposure and removable plates, active palatal arches, or fixed orthodontic appliances have been applied for aligning the teeth into their proper positions [7-9].
(11) also observed that candidal carriage did not significantly increase due to the insertion of fixed orthodontic appliances using oral rinse or pooled plaque techniques, but an increase was detected using the imprint culture technique.
Fixed orthodontic appliances create new retention areas, which are suitable for bacterial colonization and lead to an increase in the absolute number and percentage of Streptococcus mutans and lactobacilli.