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bed·sore

 (bĕd′sôr′)
n.
A pressure-induced ulceration of the skin occurring in persons confined to bed for long periods of time. Also called decubitus ulcer.

bedsore

(ˈbɛdˌsɔː)
n
(Pathology) the nontechnical name for decubitus ulcer

bed•sore

(ˈbɛdˌsɔr, -ˌsoʊr)

n.
a skin ulcer over a bony part of the body, caused by immobility and prolonged pressure, as in bedridden persons; decubitus ulcer. Also called pressure sore.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bedsore - a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)
ulcer, ulceration - a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
Translations

bedsore

[ˈbedsɔːʳ] Núlcera f de decúbito

bedsore

bed sore [ˈbɛdsɔːr] nescarre f

bedsore

[ˈbɛdˌsɔːʳ] npiaga da decubito

bed·sore

, bed sore
n. úlcera por decúbito.

bedsore

n úlcera de decúbito (form),úlcera por presión, llaga debida a permanecer mucho tiempo sentado o encamado sin cambiar de posición
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Bentley, 65, of Woodthorpe Drive, Sandal, WaKefield, has denied charges relating to the alleged neglect of three elderly women who developed pressure sores at the home in 2011.
The affliction - also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers - tends to affect people with health conditions that make it difficult to move, especially those lying in bed or sitting for prolonged periods.
London, Oct 16 ( ANI ): An underwear designed to jolt the buttocks with electricity may be able to prevent dangerous open wounds called pressure sores, researchers have suggested.
Dan Szajna, hopes to offer the Medical Community, Long Term Care, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Patients, and their families a reliable ever changing site full of medical information and products for their Lymphedema, wounds, pressure sores (decubitus ulcers), mobility, and pain management needs with answers and assistive solutions concerning these conditions.
The sore on her coccyx worsened and additional pressure sores developed on her ankles and feet, which ultimately necessitated multiple amputations.
HOSPITAL chiefs have been ordered to pay a disabled woman pounds 500,000 after a district nurse failed to properly diagnose infected pressure sores.
The 47-year-old was forced to have a section of her femur removed after deep pressure sores on her buttock sent an infection spreading through her thigh and pelvis.