Definition of bedsore
: an ulceration of tissue deprived of adequate blood supply by prolonged pressure —called also decubitus ulcer — see pressure point 1c
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The upshot is that Duchesneau’s mother, a Korean immigrant, has become his primary care giver, waking three to four times a night to turn her son in bed to prevent potentially lethal bedsores.
For residents of the facilities, low staffing levels mean increased risk of falls, developing bedsores and urinary tract infections, and failure to obtain necessary treatment in emergencies, according to state records and published reports.
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BEDSORE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bedsore for English Language Learners
: a sore that people get from lying in bed for a very long time when they are sick or injured
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