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.
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
No foot clonus, no Babinski; abdominal reflexes present, cremasteric not elicited; catalepsy not always present.
Studies in Forensic Psychiatry Bernard Glueck
The abdominal reflexes, both upper and lower, were sluggish.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
- Abdominal respiration
abdominal respiration 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.