1. Application of a splint or treatment using a splint.
2. In dentistry, the joining of two or more teeth into a rigid unit by means of fixed or removable restorations or appliances.
3. Stiffening of a body part to avoid pain caused by movement of the part, as from a fracture or other injury.
4. In psychiatry, the exercise by family, friends, or coworkers of the various strategies designed to minimize the impairment and increase the functional level of a person with diminished higher cortical function.
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