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prone

 [prōn]
lying face downward, or on the ventral surface; see also prone position. Called also procumbent.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

prone

(prōn), Do not confuse this word with supine. Denoting:
1. The body when lying face downward.
2. Pronation of the forearm or foot.
[L. pronus, bending down or forward]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

prone

(prōn)
adj.
Lying with the front or face downward.
adv.
In a prone manner: The patient was lying prone on the bed.

prone′ly adv.
prone′ness n.
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prone

Medtalk adjective
1. Facing downward. See Position.
2. Tending toward. See Exposure-prone.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

prone

(prōn)
1. Denoting the position of the body when lying face downward.
2. The position of hand or foot with volar surface downward.
[L. pronus, bending down or forward]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

prone

Lying with the front of the body downward. Face downward. Compare SUPINE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

prone

(prōn)
1. The body when lying face downward.
2. Pronation of forearm or foot.
[L. pronus, bending down or forward]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about prone

Q. Is it true that tomato seeds, eggplant seeds and the like are prone to causing appendicitis? Is it true that eating tomato with the seeds, eggplant with the seeds and the like are prone to causing appendicitis? Thanks again guys. You're all great.

A. No. Things with seeds are irritants to a condition called diverticulitis where pockets in the intestines become inflamed. the seeds sort of deposit there and become infected. Appendicitis is just an inflammation of your appendix plain and simple, no particular cause is really pinpointed.

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