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1. Lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining.
2. Resting; idle.
3. Biology Resting on the surface from which it arises. Used of an organ or other structure.
A recumbent bicycle.

[Latin recumbēns, recumbent-, present participle of recumbere, to lie down : re-, re- + cumbere, to lie.]

re·cum′bence, re·cum′ben·cy n.
re·cum′bent·ly adv.
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The patient was placed in left lateral recumbency, and the skin surrounding the right eye was aseptically prepared.
Clinical signs reported were stiff back legs, tremors that became S014177 exaggerated on handling, progressing to lateral recumbency, terminal seizures, and death or euthanasia.
With the dog in left lateral recumbency, right lateral abdomen wall was shaved and prepared aseptically.
The neurologic deficits of absent pelvic limb proprioception, pelvic limb paraplegia, and panniculus cut-off at L1 with maintenance of reflexes in all limbs suggest a neurolocalization of T3-L3; though, lateral recumbency, thoracic limb paresis, and absent proprioception indicate a cervical lesion [15].
The patient was not sedated and gently restrained in left and right lateral recumbency to obtain images of the right parasternal, left caudal (apical) parasternal, and left cranial parasternal locations.
In all three animals surgery was performed in lateral recumbency as previously described by Singh et al.
The limbs were positioned with the palmar surface on the table, and one specimen was also scanned in lateral recumbency.
The animal was placed in lateral recumbency with the kidney to be examined uppermost.
To determine the bird's sex and endoscopically evaluate the coelomic organs, the swift was anesthetized by mask with isoflurane (5% induction and 3% maintenance) in 100% oxygen (2 L/min), then positioned in right lateral recumbency for standard coelioscopic access.
intramuscularly, restrained in lateral recumbency, keeping affected horn upward followed by cornual nerve block and local infiltration around the base of horn with 2% Lignocaine hydrochloride.
The patient was positioned in right lateral recumbency, and the surgical site was clipped and prepared for surgery via routine procedures.