bedsore
noun Date: 1861 an ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure — called also decubitus ulcer

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  • Bedsore — Classification and external resources Progression of ulcers ICD 10 L89 …   Wikipedia

  • Bedsore — Bed sore , n. (Med.) A sore on the back or hips caused by lying for a long time in bed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedsore — ► NOUN ▪ a sore that develops as a result of lying in bed in one position for a prolonged period …   English terms dictionary

  • bedsore — [bed′sôr΄] n. a sore on the body of a bedridden person, caused by chafing or pressure …   English World dictionary

  • bedsore — n. 1) to develop, get a bedsore 2) to prevent a bedsore * * * get a bedsore to develop to prevent a bedsore …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bedsore — UK [ˈbedˌsɔː(r)] / US [ˈbedˌsɔr] noun [countable] Word forms bedsore : singular bedsore plural bedsores a red painful area on your skin that you get from lying in one position in bed for a long time …   English dictionary

  • bedsore — /bed sawr , sohr /, n. Pathol. an ulceration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by poor circulation due to prolonged pressure on body parts, esp. bony protuberances, occurring in bedridden or immobile patients; decubitus ulcer. [1860 65;… …   Universalium

  • bedsore — noun A lesion caused by unrelieved pressure to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas, such as frequently develops on a person confined to a bed by infirmity. Syn: pressure ulcer, decubitus …   Wiktionary

  • bedsore — SYN: decubitus ulcer. * * * bed·sore bed .sō(ə)r, .sȯ(ə)r n an ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure called also decubitus, decubitus ulcer, pressure sore compare …   Medical dictionary

  • bedsore — bed|sore [ˈbedso: US so:r] n a sore place on your skin caused by lying in bed for a long time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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