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headrest

(hed'rest)
1. A pad made of soft material placed beneath the occiput, around the neck or lower face or both, designed to limit head movement during surgery or to prevent neck pain in cervical arthritis.
2. A padded device used in cars, airplanes, or boats to prevent neck trauma during accidents.
3. A padded device used in some types of wheelchairs to support the head and neck of patients with flaccid muscles or other neurological conditions. See: assistive technology
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