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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.

nail ma·trix

[TA]
the area of the corium on which the nail rests; it is extremely sensitive and presents numerous longitudinal ridges on its surface. According to some anatomists, the nail bed is the portion covered by the body of the nail, the nail bed being only the part on which the root of the nail rests.

nail bed

n.
The formative layer of cells at the base of the fingernail or toenail; the matrix.

nail bed

(nāl bed)
The area of the corium on which the nail rests; it is extremely sensitive and presents numerous longitudinal ridges on its surface.
Synonym(s): keratogenous membrane (2) , matrix unguis.

Nail bed

The layer of tissue underneath the nail.
Mentioned in: Nail Removal

bed

1. a supporting structure or tissue.
2. a couch or support for the body during sleep.

bed bugs
see cimex lectularius.
capillary bed
the capillaries of a tissue, area or organ considered collectively, and their volume capacity.
nail bed
the area of modified epidermis beneath the claw, hoof or nail.
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A characteristic feature of psoriasis of the nails is onycholysis with a yellowish brownish hue resembling that of an oil spot and caused by elevation of the nail plate by a psoriatic plaque in the nail bed.
The most effective and simplest therapy for thickened nail is vigorous curettage of nail bed and matrix as avulsion of nails provide only temporary relief.
3) The separation of the nail plate from nail bed usually does not affect the lateral edges of nails.
Fluorescein was incorporated into the topical preparation and applied distally between the nail and nail bed, without touching the surface of the toenail.
The clinical features of onychomycosis (Table 1) include nail bed hyperkeratosis with subsequent separation of the nail plate from the nail bed (onycholysis), the presence of subungual debris, and nail plate dyschromia.
The different types of fingertip injuries include lacerations, tendon/nerve injuries, fractures and nail bed trauma.
Conclusions Based on our study, we suggest that in cases of suspected DLSO, material should be obtained by scraping nail material from the distal underside of the nail and then collecting all the material from the distal part of the nail bed.
The hot pink tips, complete with iridescent glitter strip between the nail bed and tip, add a tantalising extra touch
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the use of luliconazole, its lead product candidate, in patients with onychomycosis (nail and nail bed fungal infections).
It occurs after people get athlete's foot, and then damage the nail, which opens a space between the nail plate and nail bed allowing the fungus to enter.
The tip of the nail is not the only thing removed, but rather the entire nail bed.
We love this look, but red polish can easily stain the nail bed so be sure to apply a clear base coat to protect your natural nails.