bed rest
noun Date: 1944 confinement of a sick person to bed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bed rest — is a doctor s prescription to spend a longer period of time in bed.Adverse effectsProlonged bed rest has long been known to have deleterious physiological effects, such as muscle atrophy and other forms of deconditioning. Besides lack of physical …   Wikipedia

  • bed-rest — (n.) device for sitting up in bed, by 1836; as a resting in bed for recovery from injury or illness, by 1896; from BED (Cf. bed) (n.) + REST (Cf. rest) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bed rest — bed′ rest n. 1) a prolonged rest in bed, as in the treatment of an illness 2) fur a device used to support a person sitting up in bed • Etymology: 1870 …   From formal English to slang

  • bed-rest — bedˈ rest noun 1. Confinement to bed, usu on medical orders 2. A support for someone sitting up in bed • • • Main Entry: ↑bed …   Useful english dictionary

  • bed rest — n confinement of a sick person to bed * * * confinement of a patient to bed …   Medical dictionary

  • bed rest — n. a period of resting in bed …   English World dictionary

  • bed rest — noun confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons) • Syn: ↑bedrest • Hypernyms: ↑rest, ↑ease, ↑repose, ↑relaxation * * * noun : continuous confinement of a sick person to bed (as in treatment of tuberculosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • bed rest — /ˈbɛd rɛst/ (say bed rest) noun rest while confined to one s bed, as for an invalid, convalescent, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • bed rest — 1. a prolonged rest in bed, as in the treatment of an illness. 2. a device used to support a person sitting up in bed. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • bed rest — resting in bed, recuperation by sleeping in bed …   English contemporary dictionary

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