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shield

 [shēld]
1. any protecting structure.
2. in radiology, a protective device, often made of lead, through which particualr types of rays cannot pass; used to avoid the effects of ionizing radiation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

shield

(shēld),
A protecting screen; lead sheet for protecting the operator and patient from x-rays.
[A.S. scild]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

shield

Infectious control A protective device that covers the face, which has a plasticine barrier through which the user sees. See Personal protection garment Medtalk That which protects, a protective barrier. See Dalkon shield, Human shield.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

shield

(shēld)
A protecting screen; lead sheet for protecting the operator and patient from x-rays.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

shield

(shēld)
A lead sheet to protect operator and patient from x-rays.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012