recumbency


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recumbency

[rikum′bənsē]
Etymology: L, recumbere, to lie down
the state of lying down or leaning against something.

recumbency

(rĭ-kŭm′bĕn-sē) [L. recumbens, lying down]
The condition of leaning or reclining.

recumbency

a clinical term is used to describe an animal that is lying down and unable to rise. See also paralysis, downer cow syndrome.

dorsal recumbency
lying on the back.
lateral recumbency
lying on side.
sternal recumbency
see ventral recumbency (below).
ventral recumbency
sitting up on the brisket with the legs tucked under the body.
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Growing Pains: are they due to increased growth during recumbency as documented in a lamb model?
In fact, a headache that worsens rather than abates with recumbency is suggestive of a mass lesion (8).
Lockjaw, recumbency, respiratory distress and whole body rigor can occur.
She denies irresistible urges to move her legs during rest or recumbency.
D'Annunzio thus renders Giorgio's recumbency as a pieta of crucified self-absorption.
Recumbency tends to accentuate the measured plateau pressure that corresponds to a given tidal volume/PEEP combination.
5 1 of fluid shift in healthy patients during recumbency.
Patients who undergo prolonged periods of recumbency (eg, ventilatordependent patients, patients who have had a stroke, and immobile nursing home residents) are also prone to reflux esophagitis.
But when they were offloaded from trailers at the polo club, some had died and the others were "showing severe symptoms of depression, respiratory problems, incoordination and recumbency," the agriculture department said.
Decubitus ulcers or pressure sores, as they are more often referred to, are a frequent complication of recumbency following spinal cord injury (SCI).
This hemodynamic consequence of recumbency is considered more important as a determinant of bedrest deconditioning than its direct effect on deconditioning secondary to its effects on the lungs, the heart, the blood, and the peripheral muscles.