immobilization

noun
im·mo·bi·li·za·tion
variants: also British immobilisation \im-ˌō-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Medical Definition of immobilization 

: the act of immobilizing or state of being immobilized: as

a : quiet rest in bed for a prolonged period used in the treatment of disease (as tuberculosis)

b : fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part usually to promote healing in normal structural relation

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