Definition of Pressure sore

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

Exact synonyms: Bedsore, Decubitus Ulcer
Generic synonyms: Ulcer, Ulceration

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pressure Sore

pressure cooker
pressure cookers
pressure dome
pressure feed
pressure gage
pressure gauge
pressure gauges
pressure gradient
pressure group
pressure groups
pressure level
pressure of speech
pressure point
pressure retarded osmosis
pressure sensation
pressure sore (current term)
pressure suit
pressure ulcer
pressure ulcers
pressure unit
pressure valve
pressure vessel
pressure vessels
pressure washer
pressure washers
pressured speech

Literary usage of Pressure sore

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pressure Ulcers in Adults: Prediction & Prevention (1992)
"Bergstrom N, Braden B. A prospective study of pressure sore risk among institutionalized elderly. Westlake Village, CA: J Am Geriatr Soc. Forthcoming. ..."

2. Treatment Of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline by Nancy Bergstrom, Ph.D. (CON), Nancy Bergstrom, Richard M. (CON) Allman, Oscar M. Alvarez, Ph.D. (CON), M. Alisan (CON) Bennett, Carolyn E. Carlson, Ph.D. (CON) (2004)
"Improved pressure sore healing with hydrocolloid dressings. ... Gould D. pressure sore prevention ano treatment: an example of nurses' failure to implement ..."

3. The Treatment of fractures: With Notes Upon a Few Common Dislocations by Charles Locke Scudder (1915)
"If but slight pressure is maintained upon the heel even for a few days, a pressure sore will develop. This is liable to increase to a considerable size. ..."

4. California Nursing Homes: Care Problems Persist Despite Federal and State edited by William J. Scanlon (1999)
"While in the nursing home, she developed a pressure sore at the incision site on her hip. It progressed to a stage IV (most severe) pressure sore. ..."

5. Nursing Homes: Proposal to Enhance Oversight of Poorly Performing Homes Has by William J. Scanlon (1999)
"Another resident was identified as having a moderately severe pressure sore on her hip. A surgical consultation prescribed a ..."

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