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straitjacket

 [strāt´jak″et]
popular name for camisole.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

strait·jack·et

(strāt'jak'ĕt),
A garmentlike device with long sleeves that can be secured to restrain a violently disturbed person.
Synonym(s): camisole
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

straitjacket

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straightjacket

(strāt′jăk′ĭt)
n.
1. A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent patient or prisoner.
2. Something that restricts, hinders, or confines: the straitjacket of bureaucratic paperwork.
tr.v. straitjack·eted, straitjack·eting, straitjack·ets
To restrain, restrict, or hinder by or as if by confining in a straitjacket.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
A physical restraint device consisting of a canvas jacket with overly long sleeves topped with leather straps that buckle in the jacket’s back, preventing a violent person from hurting himself/herself or others
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

straitjacket

Camisole A physical restraint device consisting of a canvas jacket with overly long sleeves topped with leather straps that buckle in the jacket's back, preventing a violent person from hurting him/herself or others. See Physical restraint.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strait·jack·et

(strāt'jak'ĕt)
A garmentlike device with long sleeves that can be secured to restrain a violently disturbed person.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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