1. a reclining position (as in a bed)
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  • Pressure sores or pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers are all probably better terms. Andrea Dworkin on disability
  • Nosocomial infections (hospital induced) by MRSA are not limited to those with decubitus ulcers (bed sores). Think Progress » Graham: ‘No Way In The World’ Is Massachusetts’ Health Care Plan Similar To The Democratic Proposal
  • I've never ever had a pressure ulcer also called a "bedsore" or decubitus ulcer anywhere on my body, including my tailbone, in part because I've spent quite a bit of time lobbying on it's behalf every time I put my body into strangers' hands, lay on a hard x-ray table, or require other people's assistance in keeping it healthy. Archive 2008-04-01
  • The operation was performed with the patient under general anesthesia and in the lateral decubitus position with a thigh tourniquet.
  • The semi-recumbent position held sway in Europe before the time of the obstetric chair, and after a period of great popularity soon disappeared, although its traces remained, especially in the slowly progressing country districts, until the last thirty or forty years, when it finally yielded completely to the dorsal decubitus, which is now almost universal among civilized people. Labor Among Primitive Peoples
  • That is just too precious: ‘dr’ attempting to lecture about decubitus ulcers without having an understanding of the subject. [ 'dr' is now furiously googling wikipedia to prove 'yes he does know']. Think Progress » Graham: ‘No Way In The World’ Is Massachusetts’ Health Care Plan Similar To The Democratic Proposal
  • This technology has been applied to many different types of wounds, including chronic radiation ulcers, donor site wounds (the site where a skin graft has been taken from to be used on a wound at a different location), chronic ulcers in diabetics, pressure wounds (such as decubitus ulcers from when a patient who cannot move on their own may lay on one part of their body and have pressure between their bones and the surface they lie on cause a wound), traumatic and surgical wounds, certain abdominal wounds, as well as many others. The MetroWest Daily News Homepage RSS
  • The external autopsy examination revealed anasarca with ascites, jaundice, diffuse petechiae and purpura, and a presacral decubitus ulcer.
  • They could develop decubitus ulcers that may not heal and could kill them. Regarding The CAT Scan Of Terri Schiavo’s Brain
  • If the patient cannot sit up, order a left lateral decubitus.
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