Definition of Bedsore

1. Noun. A chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients).

Exact synonyms: Decubitus Ulcer, Pressure Sore
Generic synonyms: Ulcer, Ulceration



Definition of Bedsore

1. n. A sore on the back or hips caused by lying for a long time in bed.

Definition of Bedsore

1. Noun. (context: usually in plural) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bedsore

1. a type of sore [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bedsore

1. A chronic ulcer that appears in pressure areas in debilitated patients confined to bed or otherwise immobilised, due to a circulatory defect from the enhanced tissue pressure in high-contact areas, often occurring over a bony prominence (for example sacral decubitus). (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bedsore

bedside
bedside manner
bedside radiography
bedsides
bedsit
bedsite
bedsites
bedsits
bedsitter
bedsitters
bedsitting room
bedsock
bedsocks
bedsonia
bedsonias
bedsore (current term)
bedsores
bedspread
bedspreads
bedspring
bedsprings
bedstaff
bedstaffs
bedstand
bedstands
bedstaves
bedstead
bedsteads
bedstock
bedstocks

Literary usage of Bedsore

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"Treatment of bedsore and of Chilblain. ... (commencing bedsore) we must do everything possible to improve the general health, and carefully attend to the ..."

2. Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies by Edwin Moses Hale (1897)
"... continuance of the same position would cause bedsore; when turning on the other side, the same sensation was produced on the hips. (Dr. JS Douglas. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1896)
"On April 1st had a small bedsore with slight discharge. April 12th, bedsore healing, no discharge. May 1st, bedsore well. The red corpuscles, haemoglobin, ..."

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