Definition of abdomen. Meaning of abdomen. Synonyms of abdomen

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Definition of abdomen

abdomen
Post-abdomen Post`-ab*do"men, n. [Pref. post- + abdomen.] (Zo["o]l.) That part of a crustacean behind the cephalothorax; -- more commonly called abdomen.
Abdomen
Abdomen Ab*do"men, n. [L. abdomen (a word of uncertain etymol.): cf. F. abdomen.] 1. (Anat.) The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.

Meaning of abdomen from wikipedia

- The abdomen (less formally called the belly, stomach, tummy or midriff) constitutes the part of the body between the thorax (chest) and pelvis, in humans...
- The human abdomen is divided into regions by anatomists and physicians for purposes of study, diagnosis, and therapy. In the four-region scheme, four...
- An acute abdomen refers to a sudden, severe abdominal pain. It is in many cases a medical emergency, requiring urgent and specific diagnosis. Several...
- of the inner wall of the abdomen and cover of the abdominal organs. Symptoms may include severe pain, swelling of the abdomen, fever, or weight loss. One...
- (Latin: linea alba) is a fibrous structure that runs down the midline of the abdomen in humans and other vertebrates. In humans linea alba runs from the xiphoid...
- occurs when substances, such as air (gas) or fluid, ac****ulate in the abdomen causing its expansion. It is typically a symptom of an underlying disease...
- An abdominal x-ray is an x-ray of the abdomen. It is sometimes abbreviated to AXR, or KUB (for kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder). In children, abdominal...
- the abdomen) (also external abdominal oblique muscle) is the largest and the outermost of the three flat muscles of the lateral anterior abdomen. The...
- contains several ligaments separated by fossae: Abdominal exercise Human abdomen Peritoneum Terms for anatomical location skel&wallsabd at The Anatomy Lesson...
- Multidetector CT (MDCT) can clearly delineate anatomic structures in the abdomen, which is critical in the diagnosis of internal diaphragmatic and other...
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