- 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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The patient became progressively emaciated and exhausted, cystitis persisted, the bedsore deepened.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
- the nontechnical name for decubitus ulcer
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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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