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bedside

Academia
adjective Referring to clinical relevance, as in at the bedside, rather than at the (research) bench.
 
Medspeak
adjective Referring to virtual space near a bed.

noun The virtual space by the side of a bed, especially of an ill person, physically and psychologically reserved for a doctor, healer or other person, who provides comfort or assistance.
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References in classic literature ?
But how can I resist him after having watched for weeks at his bedside; after having seen his first smile, and heard his first grateful words t o me while I was slowly helping him back to life?'
A shadowy figure stands by my bedside. The dim outline of the dress tells me that it is the figure of a woman.
She glides back to my bedside before she speaks again.
Rubelle never disturbed her in the first case, and never startled her in the second, by appearing too suddenly at the bedside in the character of a stranger.
When the Count approached her bedside her eyes, which had been wandering incessantly round and round the room before, settled on his face with a dreadful stare of terror, which I shall remember to my dying day.
He stopped her ladyship at the first step she took towards the bedside. "I am sincerely sorry, I am sincerely grieved," he said.
In the meanwhile we had the Count to consult in any minor difficulty, and we need not unnecessarily disturb our patient in her present weak and nervous condition by the presence of a stranger at her bedside. There was much that was reasonable, no doubt, in these considerations, but they left me a little anxious nevertheless.
My manuscript experiments at my friend's bedside, include nothing, now, which he would have hesitated to communicate to others, if he had recovered the use of his memory.
Candy's bedside. I understand and respect the delicacy which influences you in this matter.
Candy wanted to say to you this morning, in the notes that I took at my patient's bedside. Wait!
It has performed to over 1,600 children at their bedsides.
Size: H31 x W39.5 x D57cm Storage trunks are chic and useful - use at bedsides, as coffee tables or any time you need a surface or storage.