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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.

nail ma·trix

[TA]
the area of the corium on which the nail rests; it is extremely sensitive and presents numerous longitudinal ridges on its surface. According to some anatomists, the nail bed is the portion covered by the body of the nail, the nail bed being only the part on which the root of the nail rests.

nail bed

n.
The formative layer of cells at the base of the fingernail or toenail; the matrix.

nail bed

(nāl bed)
The area of the corium on which the nail rests; it is extremely sensitive and presents numerous longitudinal ridges on its surface.
Synonym(s): keratogenous membrane (2) , matrix unguis.

Nail bed

The layer of tissue underneath the nail.
Mentioned in: Nail Removal

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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Then visualization under UV light showed the spreading of the formulation to the nail bed, a finding that was confirmed after nail clipping.
CONDITION NAIL APPEARANCE Liver Diseases White nails Kidney Diseases Upper half of nail is pink or brown, lower half is white Heart Conditions Nail bed is red Lung Diseases Yellow nails, slowed growth rate; abnormally curved and shiny Anemia Pale nail beds; spoon-shaped Diabetes Yellowish nails, with slight reddening at the base
Splinter hemorrhages are caused by a disruption of blood vessels in the nail bed.
Anacor Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANAC) announced today that it has completed the enrollment of approximately 600 patients in the second of its two Phase 3 trials of tavaborole (formerly known as AN2690), a topical anti-fungal product candidate for the treatment of onychomycosis, a fungal infection of the nail and nail bed that affects approximately 35 million people in the United States.
If acute paronychia is left untreated the nail may separate from the nail bed and fall away.
Color Treat nail polish features breakthrough Oxygen Technology that "lets nails breathe" by delivering 30% more oxygen to the nail bed than standard nail polish.
Press it down on the nail bed and smooth it out towards the edges, slightly pulling the wrap towards the tip.
Clubbing of the nails, in which the nail softens and seems to float over the nail bed instead of being firmly attached.
Onychomycosis is defined as a fungal infection of the nail unit (Figure 1): the nail plate, nail bed, and periungual tissue.
Ito and her team discovered an important clue in this process, a population of self-renewing stem cells in the nail matrix, a part of the nail bed rich in nerve endings and blood vessels that stimulate nail growth.
Try buffing your nail daily with an emery board and applying a few drops of tea tree essential oil to the nail and nail bed.