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sling

 [sling]
a bandage or suspensory for supporting a part.
Applying an arm sling. From Lammon et al., 1995.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sling

(sling),
A supporting bandage or suspensory device; especially a loop suspended from the neck and supporting the flexed forearm.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sling

(slĭng)
n.
A supporting bandage or suspensory device, especially a loop suspended from the neck and supporting the flexed forearm.
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sling

(sling)
A supporting bandage or suspensory device; especially a loop suspended from the neck and supporting the flexed forearm.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sling

A support, usually of folded cloth, to immobilize and rest the arm. Slings are used either as a first-aid measure or to place the arm in an appropriate position for the healing of a fractured collar bone (CLAVICLE). A sling may also be used to rest an arm which has sustained soft tissue injury or which is severely infected.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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