abdominal respiration n.
Breathing that occurs primarily by the action of the diaphragm.
- Abdominal ring
abdominal ring abdominal ring n. See deep inguinal ring.
- Abdominal section
abdominal section abdominal section n. See celiotomy. Historical Examples abdominal section fifty-three and a half hours after accident. Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins In intussusception not relieved by medical means the propriety of abdominal section is questionable. A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various The internal yolk-sack […]
- Abdominal thrust
noun another name for Heimlich manoeuvre
of, in, on, or for the : abdominal wall; abdominal pains. Usually, abdominals. Informal. the abdominal muscles. Historical Examples He has no bones broken in that strong frame of his, but the grindstones have bruised him abdominally. Two Knapsacks John Campbell adj. 1550s, from medical Latin abdominalis, from abdomen (genitive abdominis); see abdomen.