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recumbent

1. (of a part or organ) leaning or resting against another organ or the ground
2. (of a fold in a rock formation) in which the axial plane is nearly horizontal

recumbent

[ri′kəm·bənt]
(botany)
Of or pertaining to a plant or plant part that tends to rest on the surface of the soil.
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Dorsal recumbence was not observed in any parrot after midazolam administration, even when placed in this position during sedation assessment, but it has been described after intranasal administration of midazolam and diazepam in pigeons (8) and canaries.
When in rest, larvae remained dispersed in the bottom of the incubator and in lateral recumbence.
Recently Wylie and Payne reported 15 cases of extensive penile disorders treated with a subischial urethrostomy and penile amputation with preputial ablation performed under general anaesthesia in dorsal recumbence.
14] Using an intrathecal opioid, reduces period of recumbence after spinal anaesthesia by allowing early ambulation, and results in decreased incidence of post dural puncture headache and duration of hospital stay.
Use of Harrington instrumentation technique showed significant improvement in curve correction (60% on average), delay of curve progression, and shortening of constrained postoperative recumbence period.
First, diurnal fluctuation in albumin excretion has been established to range between 20% and 50%, (5, 33), with the lowest excretion during nocturnal recumbence and in the morning, and higher excretion during daytime owing primarily to orthostasis and higher GFR (34).
Blood pressure may initially decrease but is restored with recumbence.
Timely surgery limits the period of recumbence and helps to prevent pressure sores, urinary tract infections, deep vein thromboses and pulmonary complications including atelectases, pneumonia and pulmonary emboli.
The dogs were positioned at the right lateral recumbence so that they could be operated on their left joints.
An increase in concentration of 10 percent to 20 percent occur within 30 minutes of becoming upright after a period of recumbence.
The warm water and Jacuzzi also relieve sore muscles and other problems associated with chronic recumbence.
The viewer's recumbence suggests a similar kind of choice: Either look carefully, as art usually asks us to do, noticing all the brilliant little details and the flourish with which they have been orchestrated, or just let your thoughts drift lazily out of focus and allow Rist's projections to become a visual equivalent of Brian Eno's ambient music.