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Definition: 'Decubitus Ulcer'

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decubitus ulcer

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a chronic ulcer that appears in pressure areas of skin overlying a bony prominence in debilitated patients confined to bed or otherwise immobilized, due to a circulatory defect.

Synonyms: bedsore, decubital gangrene, hospital gangrene, pressure gangrene, pressure sore, pressure ulcer



The information shown above for decubitus ulcer is provided by Stedman's.

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