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  • n. Inflammations cause by a reclined position of the body; it often refers to the complications of bed-ridden patients such as bed sores.
  • adj. A reclined position of the body.


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  • Because of the higher volume of some of the HACs, such as decubitis ulcers, they were more expensive overall for a hospital to treat, even if the per-patient cost was relatively low compared to other HACs.

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  • JM refuses to take decubitis lying down.

    December 27, 2009