decubitus

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decubitus

(dɪˈkjuːbɪtəs)
n
(Medicine) med the posture adopted when lying down
[C19: Latin, past participle of decumbere to lie down]
deˈcubital adj
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Noun1.decubitus - a reclining position (as in a bed)
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
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Translations

de·cu·bi·tus

n. decúbito, posición acostada;
___ ventral___ prono;
dorsal ______ supino;
lateral ___ x-rayradiografía ___ lateral.
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decubitus

n decúbito; — ulcer úlcera de decúbito
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References in periodicals archive ?
Well-designed and analyzed studies show that the main risk factor for sudden infant death is sleeping belly-down (prone position or ventral decubitus), with an odds ratio ranging from 3.5 to 8.8 in relation to those sleeping in dorsal decubitus (belly up or supine position7-8).
Once full passive extension was recovered, the patient was placed in dorsal decubitus, with the trunk elevated to 90 degrees and with the lower limb in extension.
In the supine position (dorsal decubitus), the lumbar curve is dependent on the position of the inferior limbs.
Coital positioning, especially in cases of dorsal decubitus, with hyperflexion and of the thighs and sitting position have also been suggested ads pre-disposing factors.