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pressure area

an oral area that is subject to excessive displacement of soft tissue by a prosthesis.

pres·sure a·re·a

(preshŭr arē-ă)
Mucosal region that is subjected to nonphysiologic pressure from a prosthesis.
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Lack of pressure area care directly leads to an increased stay in hospital.
Huntleigh Healthcare is Europe's leading manufacturer of Pressure Area Care products and Nimbus along with AlphaActive(r) and AlphaXcell(r) is seen as the market's `gold standard'.
The low pressure area was already causing rains in some parts of Odisha and Andhra.
The analysis of the lower atmosphere (1500 - 3000m above sea level) reveals that due to a low pressure area over northeastern parts of India and a shallow low over southeastern parts of Pakistan, the wind direction over Karachi remained northwesterly, which brought dry and modified warm air to Karachi.
The monsoon trough passes through Phalodi, Kota, Guna, Narsinghpur, the centre of well marked low pressure area over Odisha and adjoining Chhattisgarh, Gopalpur and thence southeastwards to eastcentral Bay of Bengal.
By Wednesday it has extended south of Walvis Bay, and by the end of the week it has developed into a prominent trough although it is technically not correct to describe this trough as a low pressure area.
Heavy rains triggered by a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal and the northeast monsoon damaged crops in 2.
31 when Sandy had weakened to a remnant low pressure area.
The monsoon trough is very close to its normal position and there is also a low pressure area over north Madhya Pradesh and south of Uttar Pradesh.
Elderly people in residential homes are particularly vulnerable because of lack of mobility so my idea was to produce a resource to educate staff on pressure area care.
The pressure area study and the diabetes ulcer clinic were already established--they had formed part of her NP application portfolio--but she had to make a business case for the NP role within the DHB.
In the group's Pressure Area Care (PAC) division, turnover was nine per cent higher at constant exchange rates, at pounds 75.