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[Fr. fr. L. barra, rod]

1. A metal piece attaching two or more units of a removable dental prosthesis.
2. A rigid component of a splint or brace.
3. A section of tissue that connects two similar structures.

C bar

The curved part of a hand splint that maintains the thumb web space.

grab bar

A bar attached to the wall to assist in basic activities of daily living.

lumbrical bar

A component of a hand splint that rests on the dorsal surface of the proximal phalanges to prevent hyperextension of the metacarpophalangeal joints.

median bar

Contracture or constriction of the vesical neck of the bladder caused by benign hypertrophy or fibrosis of the prostate. It may obstruct the flow of urine from the bladder.

Mercier bar

SEE: Mercier bar

swivel trapeze bar

SEE: Trapeze bar.


SEE: T-piece.

trapeze bar

A triangular device suspended above a bed to facilitate transferring and positioning the patient.
SYN: SEE: swivel trapeze bar

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Bar." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741084/all/bar.
Bar. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741084/all/bar. Accessed July 20, 2019.
Bar. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741084/all/bar
Bar [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 20]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741084/all/bar.
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