decubitus ulcer


noun Pathology.

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British Dictionary definitions for decubitus ulcer

decubitus ulcer


noun

a chronic ulcer of the skin and underlying tissues caused by prolonged pressure on the body surface of bedridden patientsNontechnical names: bedsore, pressure sore
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Medicine definitions for decubitus ulcer

decubitus ulcer


n.

bedsore
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