abdominal internal oblique muscle
abdominal internal oblique muscle n.
A muscle with origin from the iliac fascia deep to the lateral part of the inguinal ligament, to the anterior half of the crest of the ilium, and to the lumbar fascia, with insertion into the tenth to twelfth ribs and the sheath of the rectus muscle of the abdomen, with nerve supply from the lower thoracic nerve, and whose action diminishes the capacity of the abdomen and bends the chest forward.
- Abdominal pad
abdominal pad abdominal pad n. See laparotomy pad.
- Abdominal pregnancy
abdominal pregnancy abdominal pregnancy n. An ectopic pregnancy developing in the peritoneal cavity, usually secondary to an early rupture of a tubal pregnancy. Also called abdominocyesis. Historical Examples If the foetus goes on growing in this case, we have an abdominal pregnancy. Essays In Pastoral Medicine Austin Malley
- Abdominal pressure
abdominal pressure abdominal pressure n. Pressure surrounding the bladder; it is estimated from rectal, gastric, or intraperitoneal pressure. Historical Examples After expiration the chest and abdominal pressure is relaxed and the next inspiration prepared for. The Voice Frank E. Miller
- Abdominal region
abdominal region abdominal region n. Any of the subdivisions of the abdomen, including the right or left hypochondriac, the right or left lateral, the right or left inguinal, and the epigastric, umbilical, or pubic regions. Historical Examples An attack is recognized by acute pain in the abdominal region. The American Reformed Cattle Doctor George Dadd […]