abdominal external oblique muscle
abdominal external oblique muscle n.
A muscle with origin from the fifth to twelfth ribs, with insertion into the anterior lateral lip of the iliac crest, the inguinal ligament, and the anterior layer of the sheath of the rectus muscle of the abdomen, with nerve supply from the ventral branches of the lower thoracic nerves, and whose action diminishes the capacity of the abdomen and draws the chest down.
- Abdominal fissure
abdominal fissure abdominal fissure n. Congenital failure of the ventral body wall to close.
- Abdominal guarding
abdominal guarding abdominal guarding n. A spasm of the abdominal wall muscles to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure; it usually results from inflammation of the peritoneal surface as in appendicitis, or generalized peritonitis, and is detectable on palpation.
- Abdominal hernia
abdominal hernia abdominal hernia n. A hernia protruding through or into any part of the abdominal wall. Also called laparocele.
- Abdominal hysterectomy
abdominal hysterectomy abdominal hysterectomy n. A hysterectomy made through an incision in the abdominal wall. Also called abdominohysterectomy. Historical Examples For the satisfactory performance of abdominal hysterectomy the Trendelenburg position is necessary. A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various In abdominal hysterectomy for fibroids the risk of injuring a ureter is not […]