Definition of Bedpan

1. Noun. A shallow vessel used by a bedridden patient for defecation and urination.

Generic synonyms: Vessel



Definition of Bedpan

1. n. A pan for warming beds.

Definition of Bedpan

1. Noun. A variety of chamber pot that is used while still in bed, generally for reasons of medical necessity or convenience ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bedpan

1. a toilet pan [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bedpan

bedload
bedmaker
bedmakers
bedmate
bedmates
bednet
bednets
bedo
bedole
bedone
bedotted
bedoubt
bedouin
bedouins
bedoven
bedpan (current term)
bedpans
bedplate
bedplates
bedpost
bedposts
bedquilt
bedquilts
bedrabble
bedrabbled
bedrabbles
bedrabbling
bedraggle
bedraggled
bedraggles

Literary usage of Bedpan

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1. Treatise on Fractures in General, Industrial, and Military Practice by John Bingham Roberts, James Alphonsus Kelly (1921)
"A special opening in the mattress for using a bedpan is not necessary, if the bedpan and urinal are carefully and intelligently placed. ..."

2. Caregiver Connection: Training Manualby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1989)
"Rub cornstarch on rim of bedpan. e. Angle bedpan up against patient. f. Roll patient back on bedpan. g. Following elimination, wipe/cleanse patient. h. ..."

3. American Red Cross Text-book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick by Jane A. Delano, Isabel McIsaac, American National Red Cross, Anne Hervey Strong (1918)
"Let the solution flow into the bedpan until it runs warm and smoothly; ... After the enema is finished give the bedpan immediately; the enema will, however, ..."

4. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1922)
"Rest in bed must be absolute; if possible the patient is to remain on his back, or if dyspnea is marked, he may sit up in bed; he must use the bedpan and ..."

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