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bed

 [bed]
1. a supporting structure or tissue.
2. a couch or support for the body during sleep.
bed blocks square pieces of wood placed under the legs of a bed to change its incline; frequently used when a patient is in traction.
capillary bed the capillaries of a tissue, area, or organ considered collectively, and their volume capacity.
CircOlectric bed [ser″ko-lek´trik] an electrically operated frame similar in principle to the stryker frame. It can be rotated so that the patient is in a prone, supine, or erect position; this facilitates turning of patients with severe burns, those in some types of traction, or those with various types of spinal injuries.
Clinitron bed fluidized air bed.
bed cradle a frame placed over the body of a patient in bed for application of heat or cold or for protecting injured parts from coming into contact with the bed clothes. Cradles vary in size according to their intended purpose and can be used over the entire body or over one or more of the limbs.
flotation bed a waterbed or other fluid-filled mattress that distributes body weight evenly to minimize prolonged pressure in one area; used for immobilized or burned patients to prevent pressure ulcers.
fluidized air bed a bed that minimizes pressure and distributes weight evenly over the support surface. A gentle flow of temperature-controlled air is projected upward through numerous tiny openings called ceramic microspheres. Called also Clinitron bed.
Clinitron bed or fluidized air bed. From Elkin et al., 2000.
Gatch bed a bed fitted with jointed springs, which may be adjusted to various positions.
nail bed the area of modified epidermis beneath the nail over which the nail plate slides as it grows.
Roto Rest bed trademark for an oscillating hospital bed used in the treatment of a variety of neurological conditions in which the patient must be kept still and in alignment. The bed can rock slowly back and forth, thereby preventing some hazards of immobility. The patient is kept in place with a system of belts and specially designed pillows and packs.
ROTO REST kinetic treatment table. ROTO REST is Kinetic Concepts' trademark for its oscillating bed. Courtesy of Kinetic Concepts, San Antonio, TX.
vascular bed the sum of the blood vessels supplying an organ or region.

cap·il·lar·y bed

the capillaries considered collectively and their volume capacity for blood.

capillary bed

n.
The network of capillaries in a particular area or organ of the body.

capillary bed

a capillary network.

cap·il·lar·y bed

(kap'i-lār-ē bed)
The capillaries considered collectively and their volume capacity for blood.

capillary bed

a fine network of blood CAPILLARIES which extends throughout each tissue, enabling efficient exchange of materials between cells and the blood. See ARTERIOLE and Fig. 48 .

Capillary bed

A dense network of tiny blood vessels that enables blood to fill a tissue or organ.

capillary bed

capillaries and their collective fluid volume

bed

1. a supporting structure or tissue.
2. a couch or support for the body during sleep.

bed bugs
see cimex lectularius.
capillary bed
the capillaries of a tissue, area or organ considered collectively, and their volume capacity.
nail bed
the area of modified epidermis beneath the claw, hoof or nail.
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The presented method allowed us to visualize large parts of peripheral placental villi, and thus proved to be a suitable tool for elucidation of the arrangement of the villous capillary bed.
Current treatments focus on the capillary beds and are effective primarily with the classic form of the disease.
Only a small fraction (about 2%-3%) of the active hormone is released from these binding components in the capillary beds into the interstitial space and tissues.
CLL cells leave the circulatory system through these capillary beds and enter the bone marrow and lymph nodes where they can evade cancer treatment.
Capillary beds correspond to the three dimensional histoarchitecture of tumor, underlying crypts or covering connective tissue core of villi.
Solution: The mosquito bites by inserting her lancets into the capillary beds beneath the skin, and drinks by lubricating her mouth with saliva.
Endothelial cells make up the inner lining of the blood vessels in the body, as well as the capillary beds where the blood delivers its nutrients and oxygen to other cells.
This enzyme is fixed in the capillary beds, the small blood vessels, and as the lipids pass by they get hydrolyzed, or broken down, by this enzyme.
When it senses a cold core temperature, the system shuts down the body's radiators -- capillary beds just under the skin surface -- that allow for heat transfer.
But radiation damage, a crushing injury or diabetes can destroy the small capillary beds, limiting oxygen flow and subsequent healing.
This did not exclude the possibility, however, that arterial blood entering the capillaries might have a higher concentration of bioavailable progesterone that off-loads into capillary beds, where it enters and is retained by interstitial tissues and target cells.
Arteriovenous malformations are vascular defects caused by the absence of normal capillary beds, which leads to the development of abnormal blood channels that connect the arterial circulation to the venous circulation.