cervical collar

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cervical collar

NEUROLOGY

A popular term for an encircling erythematous rash overlying the 2nd and 3rd cervical nerve roots of the trigeminal nerve in reactivated varicella-zoster.

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cervical collar

ORTHOPAEDICS

A rigid or semi-rigid device used to support a patient’s neck and head. They are used by emergency personnel to stabilise the head and neck of trauma victims before transporting them to hospital to assess and manage cervical spine fractures. 

Synonym Neck brace 

Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cervical_collar

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