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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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Instead, a junior doctor performed a risky technique to move her baby - who was stuck sideways - using forceps.
The cervix has to be retracted, and the tips of the forceps have to be observed very closely with the deep rotation (first application).
We agree that the Guide Wire Dilating Forceps technique is safe and easy to learn, and quicker than the consecutive/progressive dilatator technique.
The diagnosis of parasitosis is usually made by finding expectorated worms or visualizing by bronchoscopy and removal by forceps. Eggs may be found in sputum or feces.
He said he did not believe the spinal injury or a graze on Alexander's neck had been caused by forceps.
Sam Hamilton-Liller died on March 20 of this year hours after he was born by Caesarean section at Newcastle's RVI when a forceps delivery was abandoned.
She told the inquest that although she used forceps in the later stages of the birth, she did not use them to lever the child's head out of the birth canal.
There were no cases of subdural hematoma in the 16 babies born by elective cesarean section, 9 born by emergency cesarean section, 4 delivered by forceps, or 2 in whom either forceps or vacuum extraction failed, leading to delivery by emergency cesarean section.
Megan died 10 hours after being born by emergency Caesarean section at Coventry's Walsgrave Hospital in February last year when two attempts with a ventouse suction cap and three with forceps failed.
He said, "The Department of Health today has instructed surgeons to suspend the use of all single-use electrosurgical diathermy forceps in tonsil and adenoid surgery with immediate effect."
The Modified U technique involves the use of an improved ring-tipped forceps with a circular tip rather than the oval tip used in the "U" technique.