sniffing dog position

A popular term for the posture classically adopted by a child with epiglottitis; the child sits with the neck hyperextended and chin protruded, which gives them the best airway possible under the circumstances
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sniffing dog position

Pediatrics A popular term for the posture classically adopted by a child with epiglottitis; the child sits with the neck hyperextended and chin protruded. See Epiglottitis.
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