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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.
Historical Examples

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.


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