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Pressure Ulcer MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Pressure Ulcer
Tree Number(s)
C17.800.893.665
Unique ID
D003668
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003668
Annotation
pressure injury resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin and tissues is indexed here
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Bed Sores
Bedsore
Decubitus Ulcer
Pressure Sore
NLM Classification #
WR 598
Public MeSH Note
2006; see DECUBITUS ULCER 1963-2005
History Note
2006 (1963)
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Pressure Ulcer Preferred
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