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bedside

Academia
adjective Referring to clinical relevance, as in at the bedside, rather than at the (research) bench.
 
Medspeak
adjective Referring to virtual space near a bed.

noun The virtual space by the side of a bed, especially of an ill person, physically and psychologically reserved for a doctor, healer or other person, who provides comfort or assistance.
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Left free to pursue his own thoughts, and to guide his own movements, Julius went straight from Lord Holchester's bedside to Lady Holchester's boudoir.
Two hours later--I give you my word of honor I am not exaggerating--Mercy Merrick was established at Julian's bedside.
The doctor went over to the bedside and felt his pulse and head.
My manuscript experiments at my friend's bedside, include nothing, now, which he would have hesitated to communicate to others, if he had recovered the use of his memory.
Candy wanted to say to you this morning, in the notes that I took at my patient's bedside.
I was now left in sole charge of Miss Halcombe, with every apparent chance, in consequence of her sister's resolution not to leave the bedside, of having Lady Glyde herself to nurse next.
The table stood in the same place, close by the bedside, and on it, in its real proportions and appearance, was the shape so often repeated.
The guest looked contemptuously at the clean coarse bedding prepared for him, and, sitting down on the rush chair at the bedside, drew his money out of his pocket, and told it over in his hand.
She clutched the matron by the arm, and forcing her into a chair by the bedside, was about to speak, when looking round, she caught sight of the two old women bending forward in the attitude of eager listeners.
You ask her to kneel at this bedside and be married to you, that your reparation may be complete.
A wretched-looking woman, the man's wife, met me on the stairs, and, telling me that he had just fallen into a kind of doze, led me softly in, and placed a chair for me at the bedside.
Thus he remained, motionless and bereft of speech, until she had finished her meal, put everything in its place, and swept the hearth; when he motioned her to bring a chair to the bedside, and, being propped up again, opened a farther conversation.