The last 6 to 8 inches of the large intestine. The rectum stores solid waste until it leaves the body through the anus.
Usually refers to the rectus abdominis, a large muscle in the front of the abdomen that assists in the regular breathing movement and supports the muscles of the spine while lifting and keeping abdominal organs such as the intestines in place. The rectus abdominis plays a key role in “sit-ups.” Rectus means straight. The rectus […]
- Rectus abdominis
A large muscle in the front of the abdomen that assists in regular breathing movements, supports the muscles of the spine while a person lifts something, and keeps the intestines and other abdominal organs in place.
To recover health and strength. Also known as convalesce.
To occur again; to return. For example, a symptom, sign, or disease can recur.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission. The reappearance of cancer cells at the same site or in another location is a form of recurrence.