ventral decubitus


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Related to ventral decubitus: lateral decubitus, dorsal decubitus

decubitus

 [de-ku´bĭ-tus] (pl. decu´bitus) (L.)
1. the act of lying down.
2. the position assumed in lying down.
3. obsolete term for pressure ulcer. adj., adj decu´bital.
Andral's decubitus decubitus on the affected side, a position assumed in the early stages of pleurisy.
dorsal decubitus lying on the back.
lateral decubitus lying on one side, designated right lateral decubitus when the subject lies on the right side and left lateral decubitus when on the left side.
ventral decubitus lying on the stomach.

ven·tral de·cu·bi·tus

pressure sores (decubitus ulceration) occurring in ventral locations, such as the abdominal wall or the anterior surface of an extremity.

ven·tral de·cu·bi·tus

(ventrăl dĕ-kyūbi-tŭs)
Pressure sores (decubitus ulceration) occurring in ventral locations.

decubitus

pl. decubitus.
1. the act of lying down; the position assumed in lying down.
2. a decubitus ulcer.

dorsal decubitus
lying on the back.
lateral decubitus
lying on one side, designated right lateral decubitus when the subject lies on the right side and left lateral decubitus when it lies on the left side.
decubitus ulcer
an ulcer due to local interference with the circulation; called also pressure sore. The ulcer usually occurs over a bony prominence such as that of the sacrum, hip, heel, shoulder or elbow. Excessive or prolonged pressure produced by the weight of the body or limb is the primary cause.
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Decubitus ulcer on the elbow of a dog. Bypermission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery,Saunders, 2002
ventral decubitus
lying on the stomach.