noun[mass noun] chiefly Medicine
The posture adopted by a person who is lying down: [as modifier]: lumbar puncture with the patient in the lateral decubitus position
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- The operation was performed with the patient under general anesthesia and in the lateral decubitus position with a thigh tourniquet.
- The patients were positioned in the lateral decubitus position, under general anesthesia.
- If the patient cannot sit up, order a left lateral decubitus.
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