Definition of Decubitus

1. Noun. A reclining position (as in a bed).

Generic synonyms: Attitude, Position, Posture

Definition of Decubitus

1. n. An attitude assumed in lying down; as, the dorsal decubitus.

Definition of Decubitus

1. Noun. A bedsore. ¹

2. Noun. The posture of someone in bed, or reclining. ¹

3. Noun. A position assumed in lying down. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decubitus

1. posture in bed [n DECUBITI]

Medical Definition of Decubitus

1. An act of lying down, also the position assumed in lying down. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decubitus

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Literary usage of Decubitus

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

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"123), though believing that the above-mentioned factors can usually explain the acute decubitus, dare not exclude the possibility of trophic influences. ..."

2. Obstetrics for nurses by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1922)
"Prevention of decubitus.—The sacrum and bony prominences must be inspected several times daily and an incipient bed-sore treated at once. ..."

3. The Practice of pediatrics by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1914)
"The most frequent sites for decubitus in children are the sacrum, the heels, and the back of the head. The condition is best prevented by special care in ..."

4. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics by Theodor Billroth (1872)
"decubitus.— Great Tension of the Tissue. — 3. Complete Arrest of the Supply of Arterial Blood. — Gangrena Spon- tanea. ..."

5. Labor Among Primitive Peoples: Showing the Development of the Obstetric by George Julius Engelmann (1883)
"We finally come to the horizontal or recumbent position, and by this I mean especially, I. The Dorsal decubitus, the obstetric position of the present day ..."

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