TITLE

prostrate

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1792
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "prostrate" is presented. It refers to lying with the body extended, usually with the face down. Prostrate means deprivation of strength or exhaustion.
ACCESSION #
21242460

 

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