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.
Certain forms of bed-sore are also due to prolonged pressure.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
With due watchfulness and care on the part of the nurse a bed-sore ought rarely to occur.
A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various
the nontechnical name for decubitus ulcer
“gangrene caused by anemia due to continued pressure,” 1833, from bed (n.) + sore (n.)
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.
night table. Historical Examples “Lyenitchka, go get my phone from my bed-stand,” Perry said, patting the girl on the shoulder. Makers Cory Doctorow
urinating in bed, especially habitually and involuntarily; enuresis. Contemporary Examples This not only makes you look like a louse, it makes you look like a helpless, bed-wetting man-child. Arnold’s Divorce Scandal: 7 Basic Tips for Horny Politicians Michelle Cottle May 17, 2011 Symptoms during the early stages include detachment and aggression as well as insomnia, […]
bedan one of the judges of Israel (1 Sam. 12:11). It is uncertain who he was. Some suppose that Barak is meant, others Samson, but most probably this is a contracted form of Abdon (Judg. 12:13).
- Bedaux system
a system of payment for work on the basis of the number of points of work done in a given amount of time, each point representing one minute of work on a given job at a normal rate of speed.