rocking bed


Definition of rocking bed

: a powered bed that uses gravity as an artificial respirator by raising a person's head above the feet so that the weight of the abdominal organs stretches the diaphragm and raising the feet above the head so that the weight of the organs compresses the diaphragm

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“Rocking bed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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