decubitus

[n] - a reclining position (as in a bed)
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Decubitus

Lying down (in bed) cubito is Latin for recumbent
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Decubitus

Decubitus: Lying down. A decubitus ulcer is a bed sore, the consequence of lying in one position too long. The Latin 'decubitus' (meaning lying down) is related to 'cubitum' (the elbow) reflecting the fact the Romans habitually rested on their elbows when they reclined.
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Decubitus

De·cu'bi·tus noun [ New Latin , from Latin de- + cubare , to lie down: confer French décubitus .] (Medicine) An attitude assumed in lying down; as, the dorsal decubitus .
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decubitus

<anatomy> An act of lying down, also the position assumed in lying down. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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decubitus

noun a reclining position (as in a bed)
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decubitus

(de-ku´bĭ-tәs) pl. decu´bitus Latin word meaning the act of lying down or the position assumed in lying down.. adj., decu´bital., adj. dorsal decubitus lying on the back. lateral decubitus lying on one side, designated right lateral decub...
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Decubitus

• (n.) An attitude assumed in lying down; as, the dorsal decubitus.
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decubitus

(L. 'a lying down') an act of lying down; also the position assumed in lying down.
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decubitus

decubitus Lying down; such as, any position assumed by a patient when lying in bed. A decubitus ulcer is a bed sore, the consequence of lying in one position too long. The Latin decubitus, 'lying down' (related to cubitum, 'the elbow'); reflecting the fact that the Romans habitually rested on their elbows when they reclined.
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decubitus

Type: Term Pronunciation: dē-kyū′bi-tŭs Definitions: 1. The position of the patient in bed; dorsal decubitus, lateral decubitus. 2. Sometimes used in referring to a decubitus ulcer. See: decubitus film
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Decubitus

Commonly used in medicine, the word decubitus is used to mean `lying down`. It is derived from the Latin verb decumbere `to lie down`. When medical professionals use this term to describe the position of a patient, they first state the part of the body on which the patient is resting followed by the word decubitus. For example, the right later...
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