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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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BED DOWN: An overnight stay with full Welsh breakfast starts at PS180.
Most wounded turkeys can't fly into trees to roost, so they just walk off into the woods and bed down. I look for birds after dark armed with a flashlight.
Crimewatch's hunky fella is still hanging on in there in the final three, along with Amy Williams and Angelica Bell, And here they'll have to build a snow cave to bed down in before swimming a frozen lake, entering and exiting only by four holes cut into the ice.
It also found that women are more likely than men to bed down with their pet (27 per cent compared with 22 per cent).
Odstock is perfect for Sally Alner's wife and the physio he requires, and that's why we are holding out for a bed down there.
The night shelter he used closed after funding ran out and he and six other homeless people have been forced to bed down in a public toilet.
Daniel Gidney, chief executive of the Ricoh Arena, explained: "We are attempting to halve the time each transaction takes which will make a massive difference, but any wholesale change takes time to bed down and we would ask supporters to get there early and bear with the staff."
With Liosgarbh Judy set to move middle, the selection should get a dream run on the inner and, once in the clear, should put the race to bed down the far side.
The subjects will be invited to bed down for six nights in the world's most advanced laboratory bedrooms linked up to electrodes monitoring their sleep patterns.
He was taxing her on a box room so small the only thing that could bed down there was Julia's fridge.
Thousands of inmates commit "bed and breakfast" offences to get back behind bars - with ex-prisoners who have nowhere to bed down 20 per cent more likely to break laws.
But organisers say the town's hotels are fully booked, leaving visitors with the choice of camping out in the grounds of Bedworth Rugby Club or taking their own sleeping bags to bed down inside the St John Ambulance Hall, in Saunders Avenue.