abdominal pregnancy n.
An ectopic pregnancy developing in the peritoneal cavity, usually secondary to an early rupture of a tubal pregnancy. Also called abdominocyesis.
If the foetus goes on growing in this case, we have an abdominal pregnancy.
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- 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 […]
- Abdominal reflexes
abdominal reflexes abdominal reflexes pl.n. Contractions of the muscles of the abdominal wall upon stimulation of the skin or upon the tapping of neighboring bony structures. Historical Examples The superficial reflexes disappear early on both sides; the abdominal reflexes being lost sooner than the knee-jerks. Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles […]
- Abdominal respiration
abdominal respiration abdominal respiration n. Breathing that occurs primarily by the action of the diaphragm.