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acute abdomen (s) (noun)
Any belly condition of abrupt or fast pain as a result of inflammation, perforation, obstruction, or rupture of the stomach area: "A medical term for the quick onset of abdominal pain which can be a potential medical emergency because an acute abdomen may reflect a major problem with one of the organs in the abdomen; such as, appendicitis (inflamed appendix), cholecystitis (inflamed gallbladder), a perforated ulcer in the intestine, or a ruptured spleen (located on the left side of the abdomen near the stomach and filters blood, serves as a major reservoir for blood)."
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