C-spine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cervical + spine

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

C-spine (plural C-spines)

  1. (emergency medicine) A neckbrace.
    When placing a C-spine on you must measure the person's neck precisely.
  2. (emergency medicine) The position in which a trauma patient's cervical spine is immobilized to prevent possible or further spinal injury.
    Always maintain C-spine if there is even a chance that someone has hit their head or fallen.

Verb[edit]

C-spine (third-person singular simple present C-spines, present participle C-spining, simple past and past participle C-spined)

  1. To immobilize a person's neck and head.
    His neck is broken you must C-spine him now!

Abbreviation[edit]

  1. cervical spinal immobilization