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bed

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noun \ˈbed\

Medical Definition of bed

  1. 1a:  a piece of furniture on or in which one may lie and sleep—see hospital bedb:  the equipment and services needed to care for one hospitalized patient

  2. 2:  a layer of specialized or altered tissue especially when separating dissimilar structures—see nail bed, vascular bed




BED

abbreviation

Medical Definition of BED

  1. binge eating disorder <One of these patterns is called binge eating disorder (BED), in which, at least twice a week, people uncontrollably eat large quantities of food in a short time span but do not purge.—Carole Sugarman, The Washington Post, 3 May 1994>





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