Stingray Injury (cont.)
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Synonyms and Keywords
stingray injury, rays, manta rays, skates, tetanus
Author: David DuBois, MD, MS, FAAEM, FACEP, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sandhills Emergency Physicians, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
Authors and Editors
Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Last Editorial Review: 8/10/2005
David DuBois, MD, MS, FAAEM, FACEP
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM
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Stingrays (ie, elasmobranchs) are bottom-dwelling cartilaginous fish that have a flattened body, one or more stout spines on the tail, gill slits on the lower surface of the head, teeth modified into 2 large crushing plates, and no dorsal fin.