decubitus : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a reclining position (as in a bed)

  • Bedsores, or decubitus ulcers, plague many patients who must remain immobile for long periods.
  • 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.
  • 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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