bed rest


Definition of bed rest

: confinement of a sick person to bed

Examples of bed rest in a Sentence

The doctor prescribed bed rest for a month.
Recent Examples on the Web Treatments included bed rest and electroshock therapy. Mike Mariani, The New Yorker, "A Town for People with Chronic Fatigue," 3 Sep. 2019 So that led to two years of bed rest and six surgeries. Tamara Wilson, CNN, "He was shot and paralyzed. Now he is living his best life in a wheelchair.," 12 Sep. 2019 Better Bedrest is a telephone support group for women placed on bed rest due to high-risk pregnancies and offers one-time emergency grants to help pay a small bill. Allana Haynes,, "Share Your Blessings: How you can help those in need in Howard County," 27 Nov. 2019 After an offseason filled with funerals and bed rest, Camrud returned to the Broncos for the 2018-19 season, when his 27 goals and 28 assists in 48 games attracted UAA’s attention. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "From the Humboldt Broncos to UAA, a survivor of a deadly bus crash plays for those who can’t," 14 Nov. 2019 The lab also uses top-of-the-line vascular closing devices, like Cardinal Health's MYNX Vascular Closure Device and Terumo's ANGIO-SEAL VCD, which improve patient comfort and reduce bed rest time after a percutaneous procedure. Sponsored Content With Emergency Hospital Systems, Houston Chronicle, "New Cath Lab Brings Cutting-edge Cardiac Care to Cleveland, Texas Residents," 12 Aug. 2019 After rushing from their River North home to nearby Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital, the couple first thought the complication would require Rout to spend the remaining weeks of her pregnancy on bed rest. Kate Thayer,, "Premature birth rates are so high in Chicago and Illinois that the March of Dimes annual report card gave them both a D+," 4 Nov. 2019 The woman had to go on bed rest for the remaining seven months of her pregnancy, had to turn her two children over to others to care for and lost her job, Mambrino told the judge. David Owens,, "Hartford man sentenced to four years for fatal hit and run, injuring woman in drunken driving crash," 30 Aug. 2019 The accident should have left her wheelchair bound; but instead, after surgery, bed rest, therapy, eight months and a little help from God, Jessi was granted full medical release. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Jessi Combs Knew the Risks of Land Speed Racing. She Chased Greatness Anyway.," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bed rest

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bed rest was in 1902

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12 Jan 2020

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“Bed rest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bed rest

: rest while lying in a bed

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Medical Definition of bed rest

: confinement of a sick person to bed

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