decubitus ulcer
noun Etymology: New Latin decubitus position assumed in lying down, from Latin decumbere Date: 1946 bedsore

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  • decubitus ulcer — n BEDSORE * * * see bedsore …   Medical dictionary

  • decubitus ulcer — noun a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients) • Syn: ↑bedsore, ↑pressure sore • Hypernyms: ↑ulcer, ↑ulceration …   Useful english dictionary

  • decubitus ulcer — Pathol. bedsore. * * * …   Universalium

  • decubitus ulcer — see bedsore …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Пролежень (Bedsore, Decubitus Ulcer, Pressure Sore) — изъязвление участка кожи, образующееся при его раздражении и длительном постоянном давлении на него части тела. Опасность появления пролежней существует у всех лежачих больных (особенно велика она у тех, кто находится без сознания, а также у… …   Медицинские термины

  • ulcer — /ul seuhr/, n. 1. Pathol. a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue, the formation of pus, etc. 2. See peptic ulcer. 3. any chronically corrupting or disrupting condition, element, etc. [1350 1400; ME <… …   Universalium

  • decubitus — 1. The position of the patient in bed; e.g., dorsal d., lateral d.. See d. film. 2. Sometimes used in referring to a d. ulcer. [L. decumbo, to lie down] Andral d. position assumed by the patient who lies on the sound side in cases of beginning… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ulcer — An area of tissue erosion, for example, of the skin or lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Due to the erosion, an ulcer is concave. It is always depressed below the level of the surrounding tissue. Ulcers can have diverse causes. Ulcers on …   Medical dictionary

  • Ulcer — duodenal ulcer. Ulcers are healing wounds that develop on the skin, mucous membranes, or eye. Although they have many causes, they are marked by: # Loss of integrity of the area # Secondary infection of the site by bacteria, fungus or virus #… …   Wikipedia

  • Ulcer (dermatology) — Skin ulcer Classification and external resources Erythema nodosum Skin ulcers that occur in some patients suffering from Inflammatory bowel disease ICD 10 L …   Wikipedia

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