Definition of Decubitus ulcer

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

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



Medical Definition of Decubitus ulcer

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). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decubitus Ulcer

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Literary usage of Decubitus ulcer

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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"This is called infarction A decubitus ulcer, then, is a hole or gap in the ... The earliest sign of a decubitus ulcer is an area of redness which does not ..."

2. Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction & Prevention (1992)
"... therapy and the decubitus ulcer: preliminary dermatologie studies. ... underlying pressure-time relationship in decubitus ulcer formation [abstract]. ..."

3. Treatment Of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline by Nancy Bergstrom (1997)
"... therapy and the decubitus ulcer: preliminary dermatologie studies. Int J Dermatol 1980 Nov; 19(9):517-8. Park CA. Activity positioning and ischial ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Over the sacrum there is a large decubitus ulcer, . . . also a second small ulcer over the left great trochanter. . . . The subcutaneous fat is of a deep ..."

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