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Skillful use of the hands in moving body parts, as reducing a dislocation, or changing the position of a fetus.
(science and technology)
Use of the hands in the performance of a task.



(1) A movement of the hand or of both hands related to the performance of certain processes (for example, the handling of some mechanism); a complex procedure in hand labor requiring great precision.

(2) A clever swindle, a contrivance, a juggle with facts for the sake of achieving an unseemly goal; the same as a machination.

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The use of hormonal manipulation in the treatment of prostate cancer was first evaluated by Huggins et al[13] over 50 years ago.
Currently the marketplace for PMS products is comprised of either prescription medication geared towards hormonal manipulation, or antidepressants to address the psychological symptoms of PMS.
When hormonal manipulation has eliminated dysfunctional bleeding as the cause, one must pursue other less common causes, eg, infection, pregnancy-related, myoma, or malignancy.
Endometrial ablation has gained acceptance as an alternative to hysterectomy for the treatment of uterine bleeding disorders from benign causes that are resistant to hormonal manipulation," said Dr.