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cradle

 [kra´d'l]
a frame placed over the body of a bed patient for application of heat or cold or for protecting injured parts from coming in contact with the bed clothes. Cradles vary in size according to their intended purpose and can be used over the entire body or over one or more extremities.
bed cradle see bed cradle.
electric cradle (heat cradle) a tunnel- or hood-shaped cradle equipped with light bulbs, for applications of heat to the patient's body.

cra·dle

(krā'dĕl),
A frame used to keep bedclothes from coming in contact with a patient.
[M.E. cradel]

cra·dle

(krā'dĕl)
A frame used to keep bedclothes from coming in contact with a patient.
[M.E. cradel]
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