lateral decubitus

noun

Medical Definition of lateral decubitus

: a position in which a patient lies on his or her side and which is used especially in radiography and in making a lumbar puncture

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“Lateral decubitus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lateral%20decubitus. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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