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prone

 [prōn]
lying face downward, or on the ventral surface; see also prone position. Called also procumbent.

prone

(prōn), Do not confuse this word with supine. Denoting:
1. The body when lying face downward.
2. Pronation of the forearm or foot.
[L. pronus, bending down or forward]

prone

(prōn) lying face downward.

prone

(prōn)
adj.
Lying with the front or face downward.
adv.
In a prone manner: The patient was lying prone on the bed.

prone′ly adv.
prone′ness n.

prone

[prōn]
Etymology: L, pronare, to bend forward
1 having a tendency or inclination.
2 (of the body) being in horizontal position when lying face downward. Also called ventral recumbent. Compare supine.
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Prone position

prone

Medtalk adjective
1. Facing downward. See Position.
2. Tending toward. See Exposure-prone.

prone

(prōn)
1. Denoting the position of the body when lying face downward.
2. The position of hand or foot with volar surface downward.
[L. pronus, bending down or forward]

prone

Lying with the front of the body downward. Face downward. Compare SUPINE.

prone,

n recumbent face down position.

prone

(prōn)
1. The body when lying face downward.
2. Pronation of forearm or foot.
[L. pronus, bending down or forward]

prone (prōn),

adj lying flat with face down.

prone

lying face downward, or on the ventral surface.

prone sticking
a method of slaughtering pigs in which the pigs are stunned, then conveyed in a prone position on a conveyor belt past the various stations including the sticking or jugular opening station.

Patient discussion about prone

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in This year, I got an opportunity to focus on three positions and prone because of the injury, so it could be a blessing in disguise.
There were no reported issues with skin management, autonomic dysreflexia, urinary catheter, or bowel management resulting from prone positioning on the cart.
After 20 minutes, the patients were turned prone onto the Wilson frame, with the frame being adjusted by the surgeon for optimal positioning, and the prone phase of the study began.
Two very recent meta-analyses comparing supine versus prone positioning for PCNL have been published,[sup.
Prone positioning is associated with a lower heart rate, except during sleep, when higher and less variable heart rates were observed in the prone position compared to the supine position.
If prone ventilation is ultimately found to improve outcomes, the question will be why the benefit?
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Prone positioning improves oxygenation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) by shifting blood flow to the undamaged and better-ventilated regions of the lung (Gattinoni, Tognoni, Pesenti, Taccone, Mascheroni, Labarta, Malacrida, Giulio, Fumagalli, Pelosi, Brazzi & Latini, 2001:568).
Prone positioning has been observed for many years to improve blood gases in patients with severe ARDS.
Children can be more prone to it than adults which is why protection against pneumonia caused by Pneumococcus has started to be offered as part of routine childhood vaccinations.
The area between the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys is prone to landslides, with the Acton hillsides presenting more of a risk than those around neighboring Agua Dulce, maps released Tuesday revealed.