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n.1. a rigid casing for a limb or other part of the body, made of plaster of Paris, fibreglass, or plastic, that is designed to protect a broken bone and prevent movement of the aligned bone ends until healing has progressed sufficiently. 2. a mass of dead cellular, fatty, and other material that forms within a body cavity and takes its shape. It may then be released and appear elsewhere. For example, granular casts appearing in the urine indicate kidney disease.

1. a rigid casing for a limb or other part of the body, made of plaster of Paris, fibreglass, or plastic, that is designed to protect a broken bone and prevent movement of the aligned bone ends until healing has progressed sufficiently. 2. a mass of dead cellular, fatty, and other material that forms within a body cavity and takes its shape. It may then be released and appear elsewhere. For example, granular casts appearing in the urine indicate kidney disease.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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