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 New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

In this way the ruffle flares out into the abdominal cavity.
What a Young Woman Ought to Know Mary Wood-Allen

They are also known to increase rapidly and emigrate into the liver when deposited in the abdominal cavity.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

Many cases are on record where lumbrici have passed into the abdominal cavity.
Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

When the rupture or abortion does not tear the placental site the fetus may develop in the abdominal cavity.
The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation Austin O’Malley

The abdominal cavity may contain fecal matter, food, medicines, or worms which have passed through the perforation.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

In these circumstances it is a wise plan to extend the incision upwards and enter the abdominal cavity above the tumour.
A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various

Extensive adhesions and abundant accumulations of serous, sero-purulent, or purulent fluid in the abdominal cavity result.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

The membrane lining the abdominal cavity and enfolding its organs.
A Handbook of Health Woods Hutchinson

Several incisions should always be made in the body, at least one of which should penetrate the abdominal cavity.
Elementary Zoology, Second Edition Vernon L. Kellogg

abdominal cavity [(ab-dom-uh-nuhl)]

The cavity within the abdomen that contains the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, and kidneys, and the lower part of the esophagus.

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