gravitational ulcer


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grav·i·ta·tion·al ul·cer

a chronic ulcer of the leg with impaired healing due to the dependent position of the extremity and incompetence of the valves in the deep venous system of the leg and thigh; venous return stagnates and creates hypoxemia.
See also: varicose ulcer.

grav·i·ta·tion·al ul·cer

(grav'i-tā'shŭn-ăl ŭl'sĕr)
A chronic ulcer of the leg with impaired healing because of the incompetence of the valves of varicose veins; the venous return stagnates and creates hypoxemia.
See also: varicose ulcer