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cuirass

 [kwe-ras´]
a covering for the chest.

cui·rass

(kwē-ras'),
The anterior surface of the thorax in relation to symptoms or disease changes.
[Fr. cuirasse, a breastplate]

cuirass

[kwiras′]
Etymology: Fr, cuirasse, breastplate
1 also called cuirass ventilator, a negative-pressure full-body respirator. It consists of a rigid shell that conforms to the surfaces of the body from the neck to the hips. Ventilating pressure is delivered through a flexible hose attached to the top of the device. An electrically driven pump is adjusted to match the timing of the patient's spontaneous breathing.
2 a tightly fitted chest bandage.

cuirass

(kwē-răs′) [Fr. cuirasse, breastplate]
A firm bandage around the chest.
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