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bed

 [bed]
1. a supporting structure or tissue.
2. a couch or support for the body during sleep.
bed blocks square pieces of wood placed under the legs of a bed to change its incline; frequently used when a patient is in traction.
capillary bed the capillaries of a tissue, area, or organ considered collectively, and their volume capacity.
CircOlectric bed [ser″ko-lek´trik] an electrically operated frame similar in principle to the stryker frame. It can be rotated so that the patient is in a prone, supine, or erect position; this facilitates turning of patients with severe burns, those in some types of traction, or those with various types of spinal injuries.
Clinitron bed fluidized air bed.
bed cradle a frame placed over the body of a patient in bed for application of heat or cold or for protecting injured parts from coming into contact with the bed clothes. Cradles vary in size according to their intended purpose and can be used over the entire body or over one or more of the limbs.
flotation bed a waterbed or other fluid-filled mattress that distributes body weight evenly to minimize prolonged pressure in one area; used for immobilized or burned patients to prevent pressure ulcers.
fluidized air bed a bed that minimizes pressure and distributes weight evenly over the support surface. A gentle flow of temperature-controlled air is projected upward through numerous tiny openings called ceramic microspheres. Called also Clinitron bed.
Clinitron bed or fluidized air bed. From Elkin et al., 2000.
Gatch bed a bed fitted with jointed springs, which may be adjusted to various positions.
nail bed the area of modified epidermis beneath the nail over which the nail plate slides as it grows.
Roto Rest bed trademark for an oscillating hospital bed used in the treatment of a variety of neurological conditions in which the patient must be kept still and in alignment. The bed can rock slowly back and forth, thereby preventing some hazards of immobility. The patient is kept in place with a system of belts and specially designed pillows and packs.
ROTO REST kinetic treatment table. ROTO REST is Kinetic Concepts' trademark for its oscillating bed. Courtesy of Kinetic Concepts, San Antonio, TX.
vascular bed the sum of the blood vessels supplying an organ or region.

bed

(bed),
1. In anatomy, a base or structure(s) that support(s) another structure.
2. A piece of furniture used for rest, recuperation, or treatment.

bed

Medspeak
The most critical piece of hospital furniture, where a patient resides before or after a medical or surgical procedure, during a workup or whilst convalescing or awaiting transfer or discharge.
 
Surgery
The tissue interface that remains after debridement, evacuation of an inflammatory mass or the en bloc resection of a malignancy.

bed

Hospital care A unit of 24-hr Pt occupancy in a hospital or other inpatient health facility, which indicates hospital size. See Certified bed, Managed care, Observation bed, 'Swing' bed, Water bed.

BED

Abbreviation for biologically effective dose.

bed

(bed)
1. anatomy A base or structure that supports another structure.
2. A piece of furniture used for rest, recuperation, or treatment.
[A.S. bedd]

bed

(bed)
In anatomy, a base or structure(s) that support(s) another structure.

Patient discussion about bed

Q. for how long can i use my eye contacts with out harming my eyes? can i go to bed with it?

A. It is very much advised NOT to sleep with contacts, because of higher risks for eye infections that can be very dangerous. You shouldn't wear your eye contacts longer than a full day of work, and remove them when resting.

Q. for how long can i use my eye contacts with out harming my eyes? can i go to bed with it?

A. It is very much advised NOT to sleep with contacts, because of higher risks for eye infections that can be very dangerous. You shouldn't wear your eye contacts longer than a full day of work, and remove them when resting.

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When asked whether they expect the kingsize introduction to boost sales, Tayyar said he is sure it would.
The Heals kingsize bed is signed by Robbie Williams and comes with a Bonhams invoice from the shop that the bed was purchased from.
Here I wanted to expand through separate chapters the stories of Merseybeat stars such as Geoff Nugent, Ted "Kingsize" Taylor, Derry Wilkie, and Johnny "Guitar" Byrne, while producing a detailed account of the first all-female rock band, The Liverbirds, in a somewhat remarkable story.
The Amber Leaf, Golden Virginia and Regal Kingsize products were found to be counterfeit, and all the tobacco products failed to carry appropriate health warnings required by current legislation.
It's available in single, double and kingsize sets with prices starting from pounds 29.99 for the single bed set.
Where previous generations were happy with a double bed and a three piece suite, the current trend is to sleep in nothing less than kingsize and have two sofas insteads of chairs.
Four packs of 100 Benson and Hedges kingsize cigarettes worth a total of pounds 75, and a bottle of Bailey's cream liquor, worth pounds 10.99, were stolen from Victoria Wines, Daventry Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry, at 5.50pm, on December 26 last year.
Yesterday Boohoo had still to comment on their kingsize error
If you're lucky enough to be our winner, you can choose from a single (RRP PS649), double (RRP PS849), or kingsize (RRP PS999) mattress.
Tenders are invited for Kingsize Bed Size 6 X 6.5 Laminated 18Mm Thick Box Type With Head Rest And Foot Rest Make: Nilkamal Folerance Or Similar.
Pair the Gelivra with the Vi Spring Regal Supreme mattress, made with purest lambswool and horse hair in kingsize or super-kingsize and you might not sleep for a hundred years, but you will certainly sleep well.