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A popular term for the first movement a patient is allowed, either after surgery under general anesthesia, or ‘under local’, in which the recuperee allows the feet to dangle over the side of the bed

dangle

Nursing A popular term for the first movement a Pt is allowed, either after surgery under general anesthesia, or 'under local', where the recuperee allows his/her feet to dangle over the side of the bed
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Deja Vu, called a new-generation boomerang coaster, will take riders 65 mph over twisting, looping steel ``with nothing but air beneath their dangling feet,'' according to the brochure.
Evidently, the hawk got himself some breakfast, flew on top of the high-tension tower and the snake dangling down hit the wire,'' Leary said.
A hard briefcase ('70s-style), and any items (compass, flashlight, screwdriver) dangling from belt or belt loops are a plus.
In need of a power forward and possibly a point guard, the Lakers were believed to be dangling 3-point ace Glen Rice for a high pick - presumably to take UCLA point guard Baron Davis - or for an established power forward like Miami's P.
It was very traumatic because we could see her face as she was dangling there.
This is my first year using icicle lights,'' explained Jimmy Giritlian, a 12-year resident of Jumilla Avenue, as he stood on a ladder trying to repair a malfunctioning strand of the dangling white lights.
A Lothian and Borders police spokeswoman said: "We received a call this morning from a woman who said she thought she had seen somebody dangling a small pet dog out of a window.
It felt like we were going down a waterfall,'' said Redman, who spent more than an hour dangling from a rope after the massive avalanche struck along a popular climbing route on the 14,411-foot peak.
MICHAEL Jackson made an astonishing defence of his bizarre baby- dangling stunt yesterday.
The sight of firefighters dangling from the rooftop made for a beachside curiosity Thursday, as hotel guests and people walking along the waterfront stopped to watch.
MICHAEL Jackson should be arrested and prosecuted after dangling his nine-month-old baby son from a hotel balcony, child protection groups said yesterday.
But for Wahnsiedler, the dangling effigy remains a hang-up between honoring history and gentrifying the town.