abdominal angina n.
Intermittent abdominal pain, frequently occurring at a fixed time after eating, caused by inadequacy of the mesenteric circulation. Also called intestinal angina.
of, in, on, or for the : abdominal wall; abdominal pains. Usually, abdominals. Informal. the abdominal muscles. Contemporary Examples Turns out a tummy may be more than just an obstacle to skinny jeans: abdominal fat speeds up cellular aging. The New Science of Reverse Aging Danielle Friedman November 6, 2010 The cancer was detected during […]
- Abdominal cavity
abdominal cavity abdominal cavity n. The space bounded by the abdominal walls, diaphragm, and pelvis and containing most of the organs of digestion, the spleen, the kidneys, and the adrenal glands. Historical Examples A severe type, in which, if left alone, the appendix bursts into the abdominal cavity and death from general peritonitis results. The […]
- Abdominal crunch
noun another term for sit up
- Abdominal external oblique muscle
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 […]
- Abdominal fissure
abdominal fissure abdominal fissure n. Congenital failure of the ventral body wall to close.