- an ulceration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by poor circulation due to prolonged pressure on body parts, especially bony protuberances, occurring in bedridden or immobile patients; decubitus ulcer.
Origin of bedsore
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Certain forms of bed-sore are also due to prolonged pressure.Manual of Surgery
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With due watchfulness and care on the part of the nurse a bed-sore ought rarely to occur.
- the nontechnical name for decubitus ulcer
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Word Origin and History for bed-sore
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- A pressure-induced ulceration of the skin occurring in persons confined to bed for long periods of time.decubitus ulcer pressure sore
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