an ulceration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by poor circulation due to prolonged pressure on body parts, especially bony protuberances, occurring in bedridden or immobile patients; decubitus ulcer.
The patient became progressively emaciated and exhausted, cystitis persisted, the bedsore deepened.
Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins
the nontechnical name for decubitus ulcer
bedsore bed·sore (běd’sôr’)
A pressure-induced ulceration of the skin occurring in persons confined to bed for long periods of time. Also called decubitus ulcer, pressure sore.
an outer covering, usually decorative, for a bed. Contemporary Examples Now Galt scrambled out of the bathtub and threw the still-warm Gamemaster and his other belongings into the bedspread. Exclusive Excerpt: MLK’s Haunting Final Hours Hampton Sides April 23, 2010 A pattern that would be beautiful on a bedspread fabric, but here tells a story […]
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cotton, worsted, rayon, or silk, distinctively woven for a lengthwise, corded effect. noun a heavy corded cloth, similar to corduroy
a set of springs for the support of a mattress. Historical Examples Willis saw his first bedspring about 50 years ago and he still thinks a feather mattress superior to the store-bought variety. Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects Administration He heard the creaking of his bedspring and […]
night table. Historical Examples The massive wooden washstand with mirror, chest of drawers, and the bedstand were all crowned with marble slabs. Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile Henry Stephens I lay down on it and reached over to my bedstand to grab my laptop. Little Brother Cory Doctorow Trigger found its control […]