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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bed

(bed)
In anatomy, a base or structure(s) that support(s) another structure.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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(47) In this case, the absence of an alpha-numeric code and the aforementioned presence of a counterpane weaver at the Rutgers Factory suggest that the New Jersey family might have ordered the bedcover, locally woven and specially inscribed with the initials of the recipients.
(46) Leaving behind the house and its furnishings, which may have included the Shelburne bedcover, Sarah Edings fled inland to family in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
This double sided cloth was woven for practical hardwearing bedcovers.
"The Bahrain Islamic Bank has offered BD10,000 to purchase the special bedcover which is an encouraging sign," he said.
The incident was sparked, he said, because Bain took exception to the way his girlfriend pulled the bedcover back and shouted at him.
Big, bold checks in vibrant, primary colours lend themselves well to cushions and throws and if you are a dab hand with the sewing machine, why not have a go at stitching a patchwork throw or bedcover yourself?
The first thing Ms Burke does during an investigation is smell a room's bedcover. She said: "Chaps have the habit of lying naked on it and you can smell their bodies.
The Bahraini woman knitted the bedcover, dubbed as the "blessing blanket", when she underwent treatment for ovarian cancer and is now being treated for colon cancer.
There is also a fragment of her bedcover hanging on the wall.
The same stand had a nice flat-weave Welsh bedcover c1960which I should have bought but I was there to work and not to enjoy myself.
1 Crochet white bedthrow, pounds 40, and pillow shams, from pounds 4, John Lewis 2 Passion Jacquard bedlinen, from pounds 15, and gold satin bedcover, from pounds 65, Marks & Spencer 3 Stitch Line collection duvet cover, from pounds 35, and pillowcases, pounds 9,50, Marks & Spencer 4 Chiku bedlinen, single duvet cover, pounds 40, John Lewis 5 Bomull bedspread, from pounds 3.99, IKEA 6 Polarvide throw, pounds 2.59, IKEA