ventral decubitus


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Related to ventral decubitus: lateral decubitus, dorsal decubitus

decubitus

 [de-ku´bĭ-tus] (pl. decu´bitus) (L.)
1. the act of lying down.
2. the position assumed in lying down.
3. obsolete term for pressure ulcer. adj., adj decu´bital.
Andral's decubitus decubitus on the affected side, a position assumed in the early stages of pleurisy.
dorsal decubitus lying on the back.
lateral decubitus lying on one side, designated right lateral decubitus when the subject lies on the right side and left lateral decubitus when on the left side.
ventral decubitus lying on the stomach.

ven·tral de·cu·bi·tus

pressure sores (decubitus ulceration) occurring in ventral locations, such as the abdominal wall or the anterior surface of an extremity.

ven·tral de·cu·bi·tus

(ventrăl dĕ-kyūbi-tŭs)
Pressure sores (decubitus ulceration) occurring in ventral locations.