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Disease Pressure Ulcer

Name Pressure Ulcer
Synonyms Bedsore | Bed Sore | Bedsores | Bed Sores | Decubitus Ulcer | Decubitus Ulcers | Pressure Sore | Pressure Sores | Pressure Ulcers | Sore, Bed | Sore, Pressure | Sores, Bed | Sores, Pressure | Ulcer, Decubitus | Ulcer, Pressure | Ulcers, Decubitus | Ulcers, Pressure
Definition An ulceration caused by prolonged pressure on the SKIN and TISSUES when one stays in one position for a long period of time, such as lying in bed. The bony areas of the body are the most frequently affected sites which become ischemic (ISCHEMIA) under sustained and constant pressure.
Categories Skin disease
MeSH® ID D003668
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DiseasesSkin and Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Skin Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Skin Ulcer Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pressure Ulcer Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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