Hammer

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Hammer

In candlestick charts, the representation of a trading day where a security trades significantly below its opening price for most of the day, but closes either above or close to the opening price. It is called a hammer because the candlestick representing the trading day looks somewhat like a hammer. It is not necessarily a bullish indicator, but a hammer may mean that the market is nearing a bottom.
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But let's see where Liverpool finish this season before the doctor exercises his reflex hammer again.
This can be accomplished by lightly tapping with the examiner's middle finger or using a reflex hammer. Ninety-three percent of patients with documented CSM at or above the C5-6 level demonstrated a positive test, while no patients with CSM at or below C6-7 demonstrated a positive sign.
Knee jerk reflex was induced by a custom made jig with an attached reflex hammer mounted onto it (Figure 1).
Tendon was struck by reflex hammer, the reflex was graded on vigor of contraction, no evidence of contraction was graded 0 (absent reflex), decreased but still present (hypo-reflexic) + 1 (depressed reflex) and Clonus: Repetitive shortening of muscle after a single stimulation was graded +4.
The patellar tendon was then struck with a reflex hammer and the muscle reaction was observed.
The instruments used in the research for data gathering were the following: the 0-10 Numeric Pain Rating Scale by McCaffery (1999), Seizure Monitoring Sheet, Reflex Scale and a reflex hammer.
The reflex hammer in my white cotton jacket glinted in the sunlight resembling spurs, as I wedged the heels of my Dansko "boots" on the fence rail.
I actually carry a reflex hammer, but more for self-protection than for its diagnostic uses.