A piece of material which is usually wedge shaped. It may have corrugations on the external surfaces of the sides and a finger hole at the posterior end. This item is a disposable device designed to be used for protecting the tongue and teeth in critical situations. The item is used in healthcare facilities for treating patients with seizures and for use on children and adults in emergency units.
Our medical equipment dictionary is provided for use by medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals and is for general, educational purposes only. If you would like to suggest an addition or update to the definition for temporary intracanalicular collagen implant, please contact us.