recumbency


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recumbency

[rikum′bənsē]
Etymology: L, recumbere, to lie down
the state of lying down or leaning against something.

recumbency

(rĭ-kŭm′bĕn-sē) [L. recumbens, lying down]
The condition of leaning or reclining.

recumbency

a clinical term is used to describe an animal that is lying down and unable to rise. See also paralysis, downer cow syndrome.

dorsal recumbency
lying on the back.
lateral recumbency
lying on side.
sternal recumbency
see ventral recumbency (below).
ventral recumbency
sitting up on the brisket with the legs tucked under the body.
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F] prolonged recovery times when the animal was positioned in both sternal recumbency and in a standing position, revealing significant differences between the groups only during the SP time.
The kidneys in the dog usually can be imaged from a ventral approach, with the animal situated in dorsal recumbency [1,2,3].
During recovery, they should be placed in sternal recumbency and not extubated until they are actively trying to spit out the endotracheal tube.
For electrocardiographic evaluation (ECG-PC TEB), the dog was not sedated and gently restrained in right lateral recumbency.
The recumbency time observed in both the groups also exhibited similar trends as observed for onset of analgesia but these values were also non-significant (P>0.
The birds were manually restrained in lateral recumbency with the apex of the cornea positioned upward for 2 minutes after administration in each eye.
Symptoms are initially of stiffness, which lead to spasms, bloat, raised tail head, recumbency, muscle rigidity and death.
The animal was severely ill and in lateral recumbency.
Older children should avoid recumbency after a meal, elevate the head of their beds, and avoid foods that trigger the reflux.
The owner returned 10 days later, complaining that the cat seemed to have trouble getting up on all four legs and maintaining its balance; after taking a few steps, the cat abruptly listed to one side, tipped over, became suddenly unable to walk and remained in constant lateral recumbency.