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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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According to the article, researchers kept 36 patients--all age 18 to 30 and none suffering from previous sleep disorders--on irregular sleep schedules for three weeks and gave them a placebo, a 0.3-mg dose of melatonin or a 4-mg dose of melatonin one-haft hour before they were to go to bed.
The diary will help you keep track of when you go to bed, how long you lie in bed before falling asleep, how often you wake during the night, what time you get up in the morning and how well you slept.
"I heard it before, and it's |Face pale, lower the tail, and Face red, go to bed.'" He thought for a moment.
Lucy Donnelly: My six and 10-year-old go to bed at those times.
Fancy that, I have woken up again, Another beginning in life to claim, I did go to bed the night before, And on life and its doing, shut the door, To open up then another up wide, In that of dreamland not to hide, Sleep was a corner then around, In this make-believe world, myself, I found, People were there from days gone by, This magic of knowing I cannot deny, My mind in its thinking was all alert, While in this of night time I did flirt, I know my head could not take it all in, But morning, remembrance of it, to me did bring, So awake I was from that slumber deep, Another vigil in the earth to keep, Until again having to go to bed, Where, in comfort, to lay down my sleepy head.
I put my serums on before I go to bed and in the morning I wash and put on vitamin C."
JEREMY PAXMAN, left, has announced he is quitting the flagship current affairs show Newsnight saying he wants to "go to bed at much the same time as most people".
"To help yourself get regular sleep, go to bed around the same time each night, and get up at the same time every morning.
London, Mar 3 ( ANI ): In order to get a perfect night's sleep you should go to bed at exactly at 10 pm, wearing pyjamas and enjoying a cup of tea beforehand, a new survey has revealed.
He's flat out, which is a good thing, considering he's going through a rebellious stage of not wanting to go to bed.
I genuinely go to bed thinking that I have got to play well the next day and win games for Manchester United, not that if I score or play well I might get picked for England."
The writer also pointed out that their daughter-in-law has her heating on 24 hours a day and her children go to bed with hats and gloves on.