Sellick maneuver


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Sel·lick ma·neu·ver

(sel'ik),
pressure applied to the cricoid cartilage, to prevent regurgitation during tracheal intubation in the anesthetized patient.

Sel·lick ma·neu·ver

(sel'ik mă-nū'vĕr)
Pressure applied to the cricoid cartilage, to prevent regurgitation or to make the vocal cords easier to visualize during tracheal intubation in the anesthetized patient.

Sellick,

Brian A., 20th century English anesthetist.
Sellick maneuver - pressure applied to the cricoid cartilage to prevent regurgitation during tracheal intubation in the anesthetized patient.

Sellick maneuver

compression of the esophagus against the cricoid cartilage to occlude the esophageal lumen and avoid regurgitation during induction of anesthesia.