decubitus decubitus

Definition(s):

  • (n) a reclining position (as in a bed)

Usage(s):

  1. Bedsores, or decubitus ulcers, plague many patients who must remain immobile for long periods.
  2. Called decubitus ulcers, bedsores develop quickly when tissue dies after blood is squeezed out by body weight acting on such pressure points as the base of the spine.
  3. If I were lying on my back, the weight of my body could create another decubitus wound, and I don't want to go through that again.

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