the portion of the body between the thorax and the pelvis containing the abdominal cavity. See also abdominal.
acute a. an acute intra-abdominal condition of abrupt onset, usually associated with pain due to inflammation, perforation, obstruction, infarction or rupture of abdominal organs, and usually requiring emergency intervention. Called also surgical abdomen.
gaunt a. decreased ab...
word element, abdomen.
pertaining to, affecting or originating in the abdomen. See also abdominal paracentesis, abdominal sounds.
a. binding a wide bandage applied to the abdomen to raise intra-abdominal pressure. Its primary purposes are (1) to limit the displacement of the diaphragm during thoracic compression of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, thereby raising intrathoracic pressures achieved and improving forwar...
sounds heard on auscultation of the abdomen. In horses gastric and small intestinal sounds are not sufficiently identifiable to be of clinical value. Absence of ileocecal valve, cecal and colonic sounds indicates paralytic ileus, increased sounds indicate enteritis or spasmodic colic. In ruminants only reticuloruminal sounds are of value as diagnostic aids; their absence suggests atony, hyperactiv...
paracentesis of the abdomen. See also abdominal paracentesis.
pertaining to the abdomen and gallbladder.
hysterotomy through an abdominal incision.
pertaining to the abdominal and pelvic cavities.
pertaining to the abdomen and the perineum.