noun. a reclining position (as in a bed).
Example sentences of the word decubitus
Quality of care depends on sufficient nursing staff to prevent other issues, ranging from the number of decubitus ulcers to the number and type of medication errors and patient injuries during shifts.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Passive range of motion exercise helps prevent blood from pooling in the extremities or the lower torso, which may lead to skin breakdown known as decubitus ulcers or bedsores.