"Pressure Ulcer" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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.
- Pressure Ulcer
- Pressure Ulcers
- Ulcer, Pressure
- Ulcers, Pressure
- Pressure Sore
- Pressure Sores
- Sore, Pressure
- Sores, Pressure
- Bed Sores
- Bed Sore
- Sore, Bed
- Sores, Bed
- Decubitus Ulcer
- Decubitus Ulcers
- Ulcer, Decubitus
- Ulcers, Decubitus
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