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brace

 [brās]
1. an orthopedic appliance or apparatus applied to the body, particularly the trunk and lower limbs, to support the weight of the body, to correct or prevent deformities, or to control involuntary movements. See also orthosis.
2. (in the plural) orthodontic appliance.
Milwaukee brace a brace consisting of a leather girdle and neck ring connected by metal struts; used to brace the spine in the treatment of scoliosis.
Milwaukee brace. From Bolander, 1994.
neck brace cervical orthosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

brace

(brās),
An orthosis or orthopedic appliance that supports or holds in correct position a part of the body and can allow motion at adjacent joints, in contrast to a splint, which prevents motion of the part.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. bracchium, arm, fr. G. brachion]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

brace

(brās)
n.
1. An orthopedic appliance used to support, align, or hold a bodily part in the correct position.
2. often braces A dental appliance constructed of bands and wires that is fixed to the teeth to correct irregular alignment.
3. An extremely stiff, erect posture.
4. A cause or source of renewed physical or spiritual vigor.
v. braced, bracing, braces
v.tr.
To furnish with a brace.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

brace

Any external device used to shore mechanically weakened or compromised musculoskeletal groups.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

brace

Orthopedics A device that shores biomechanically weakened body parts. See Milwaukee brace.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

brace

(brās)
An orthosis or orthopedic appliance that supports or holds in correct position any movable part of the body and that allows motion of the part, in contrast to a splint, which prevents motion of the part.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. bracchium, arm, fr. G. brachion]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

brace

1. An ORTHODONTIC appliance used to correct malposition of the teeth by exerting pressure in the desired direction. Sustained pressure on a tooth causes bone absorption on the side opposite that on which pressure is applied and bone growth on the same side.
2. An externally worn leg support needed when a leg is unstable from muscle weakness or joint disease, or a spinal support used to correct deformity such as SCOLIOSIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

brace

(brās)
An orthosis or orthopedic appliance that supports or holds in correct position any movable part of the body and that allows motion of the part.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. bracchium, arm, fr. G. brachion]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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