frame


frame
A structure made of parts fitted together.
- Balkan f. an overhead f., supported on uprights attached to the bedposts or to a separate stand, from which a splinted limb is slung in the treatment of fracture or joint disease. SYN: Balkan beam, Balkan splint.
- Bradford f. an oblong rectangular f. made of pipe, over which are stretched transversely two strips of canvas; permits trunk and lower extremities of a bed-ridden patient to move as a unit; now rarely used.
- Deiters terminal frames platelike structures in the organ of Corti uniting the outer phalangeal cells with Hensen cells.
- Foster f. a reversible bed similar to a Stryker f..
- occluding f. SYN: articulator.
- Stryker f. a f. that holds the patient and permits turning in various planes without individual motion of parts.
- trial f. a type of spectacle f. with variable adjustments, for holding trial lenses during refraction.
- Whitman f. a f. similar to the Bradford f., but with curved sides.
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frame 'frām n
1) the physical makeup of an animal and esp. a human body: PHYSIQUE, FIGURE
2 a) a part of a pair of glasses that holds one of the lenses
b) frames pl that part of a pair of glasses other than the lenses

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(frām) a structure, usually rigid, designed for giving support to or for immobilizing a part.

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