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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

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

Q. Is it true that tomato seeds, eggplant seeds and the like are prone to causing appendicitis? Is it true that eating tomato with the seeds, eggplant with the seeds and the like are prone to causing appendicitis? Thanks again guys. You're all great.

A. No. Things with seeds are irritants to a condition called diverticulitis where pockets in the intestines become inflamed. the seeds sort of deposit there and become infected. Appendicitis is just an inflammation of your appendix plain and simple, no particular cause is really pinpointed.

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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.
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Therefore, this type of surgery may particularly benefit from careful perioperative patient care during anaesthesia in the supine position, and transferring onto the operating table in prone position to prevent mechanical occular compression.