pressure sore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pressure sore a chronic ulcer of the skin caused by prolonged pressure on it (as in bedridden patients)
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Usage

In literature:

But the pressure of the sore need of the foreign world has been welding the churches there together remarkably.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
She was stiff and cramped and sore from the pressure of the rock bed against her tender young flesh.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Bed-sores, which are closely allied to pressure sores, will be described at the end of this chapter.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The need in its sore pressure had become an emergency, largely an unappreciated emergency.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
At every pressure of his fingers he found a new sore spot.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
If such a sore appears on the leg, it is often due to over-pressure through too much standing.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The skin is cold and livid, and readily suffers from pressure sores.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
BED SORES, or pressure sores, are caused by continued pressure upon the skin.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
His lip was sore from the pressure of his teeth.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
I faint, my bosom glows 'Neath pain's sore pressure.
"Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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In news:

New underpants that provide an electric shock may be able to prevent pressure sores in patients confined to bed rest.
This prefabricated device eliminates pressure sores caused by traction .
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