bed


bed
1. In anatomy, a base or structure that supports another structure. 2. A piece of furniture used for rest, recuperation, or treatment.
- b. of breast structures against which the posterior surface of the breast lies; includes mainly the pectoralis major muscle, but also some serratus anterior and external abdominal oblique muscle; extends from second to sixth rib, and from parasternal to anterior axillary lines.
- capillary b. the capillaries considered collectively and their volume capacity for blood.
- fracture b. a narrow, extra-firm b. for treatment of fractures; usually incorporates an overhead frame for traction apparatus.
- Gatch b. a b. with divided sections for independent elevation of a patient's head and knees.
- mud b. a b. in which the mattress consists of semiliquid mud made from special clays, covered with a sheet of plastic material; used to widely distribute the pressure of the body weight over the dependent surface, for patients with burns or large anesthetic areas.
- nail b. SYN: nail matrix.
- parotid b. the structures which surround and contact the parotid, forming the boundaries of the parotid space : anteriorly, the ramus of the mandible flanked by the masseter and medial pterygoid muscles; medially, the pharyngeal wall, carotid sheath and structures originating from the styloid process; posteriorly, the mastoid process, sternocleidomastoid muscle, and posterior belly of the digastric muscle; superiorly, the temporomandibular joint and the tympanic bone and cartilaginous portion of the external acoustic meatus.
- b. of parotid gland SYN: parotid space.
- b. of stomach the structures against which the posteroinferior surface of the stomach lies, and from which it is separated, for the main part, by the omental bursa; includes diaphragm, left suprarenal gland, upper part of left kidney, splenic artery, anterior aspect of pancreatic body and tail, left colic flexure, and transverse mesocolon.
- water b. a mattress in the form of a closed rubber bag filled with water; used to prevent or treat pressure sores by equalizing the distribution of the patient's weight against the support.
* * *
binge eating disorder; biologically effective dose; biologically equivalent dose [radiation]

* * *

bed 'bed n
1 a) a piece of furniture on or in which one may lie and sleep see HOSPITAL BED
b) the equipment and services needed to care for one hospitalized patient
2) a layer of specialized or altered tissue esp. when separating dissimilar structures see NAIL BED, VASCULAR BED

* * *

(bed) 1. a supporting structure or tissue. 2. a couch or support for the body during sleep.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bed — bed …   The Old English to English

  • bed — bed …   English to the Old English

  • bed — bed; bed·da; bed·ded; bed·der; bed·e·guar; bed·er·al; bed·fel·low·ship; bed·ford; bed·ford·shire; bed·lam·er; bed·less; bed·ling·ton; bed·man; bed·ral; bed·rid·den; bed·stead; bed·ward; crab·bed; crab·bed·ly; crab·bed·ness; em·bed; em·bed·ment;… …   English syllables

  • Bed — Bed, n. [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde, Icel. be?r, Dan. bed, Sw. b[ a]dd, Goth. badi, OHG. betti, G. bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain origin.] 1. An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bed — [bed] n. [ME & OE < IE base * bhedh , to dig > Ger bett, L fossa, ditch, W bedd, Bret béz, a grave; orig. sense “a sleeping hollow in the ground”] 1. a thing for sleeping or resting on; specif., a piece of furniture consisting usually of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Bed-In — for Peace Enregistrement de Give Peace a Chance lors du bed in de Montréal. Les Bed Ins for Peace[1] (au lit pour la paix) sont les deux événements médiatiques tenus par le fondateur des Beatles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bed-in — for Peace Enregistrement de Give Peace a Chance lors du bed in de Montréal. Les Bed Ins for Peace[1] (au lit pour la paix) sont les deux événements médiatiques tenus par le fondateur des Beatles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bed — Bed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedding}.] 1. To place in a bed. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To make partaker of one s bed; to cohabit with. [1913 Webster] I ll to the Tuscan wars, and never bed her. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bed — ► NOUN 1) a piece of furniture incorporating a mattress or other surface for sleeping or resting on. 2) informal a bed as a place for sexual activity. 3) an area of ground where flowers and plants are grown. 4) a flat base or foundation. 5) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bed — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bed*/*/*/ — [bed] noun 1) [C/U] a piece of furniture that you sleep on The room had two beds in it.[/ex] It s midnight – why aren t you in bed?[/ex] I never get out of bed before 10 am.[/ex] I got home at 11 pm and went straight to bed.[/ex] 2) [C] the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.