bedsore bedsore

Definition(s):

  • (n) a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)

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Usage(s):

  1. The bedsore patient lies on it face down, with his legs at an angle of about 20 from the vertical, and the upper part of his body only 25 to 35 from the horizontal.
  2. Another resident had a bedsore, and the doctor ordered the bandage to be changed twice a day; it was unchanged for nearly two weeks.
  3. A bedsore on Bessie's left hip turned into a gaping wound that would not heal, despite repeated whirlpool baths.

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