abdomin-, abdomino-, abdomen-

(Latin: belly, venter [the use of "stomach" is considered incorrect for this root word]; from Latin abdo-, to put away)

abdominocystic
A reference to the abdomen and the gall bladder.
abdominodiaphragmatic breathing
A controlled breathing pattern using reciprocal action of the abdominal muscles for expiration (breathing out) and the diaphragm for inspiration (breathing in).

Used to maintain control during exertion or to regain control in dyspnea which is difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.

abdominogenital
A reference to the abdomen and the genital organs.
abdominohysterectomy
Surgical removal of the uterus through an incision made in the abdominal wall which is the opposite of a vaginal hysterectomy.
abdominohysterotomy
The opening of a uterus through an abdominal incision or surgery; for example, for a cesarean section.
abdominopelvic
Relating to the abdomen and pelvis, especially the combined abdominal and pelvic cavities.
abdominopelvic cavity
1. The large hollow space between the diaphragm and the groin.

There is no structurally distinct separation between the abdomen and pelvic regions.

2. The largest hollow space of the body, between the diaphragm and the top of the pelvic cavity and surrounded by the spine and the abdominal muscles and others.

It contains most of the alimentary canal, the liver and pancreas, the spleen, the kidneys, and the adrenal glands. It is lined by the peritoneum, a membrane covering the cavity's inside wall (parietal peritoneum) and each organ or structure in it (visceral peritoneum).

abdominoperineal, abdomino-perineal
Relating to both abdomen and perineum, as in abdominoperineal resection of the rectum.

The perineum is the region between the thighs; in the female between the vulva and the anus; in males, between the scrotum and the anus.

abdominoplasty (s), abdominoplasties (pl) (nouns)
The surgical removal of excess flesh from the part of the body that lies between the thorax and the pelvis and encloses the stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, and pancreas: "The abdominoplasties are plastic surgeries of the abdomen in which excess fatty tissue and skin are removed, usually for cosmetic reasons."

"An abdominoplasty is an operation or belly tuck performed on the abdominal wall for esthetic purposes and for the person's self esteem."

abdominoscope
Another term for endoscope; however, more specifically, as it applies to an examination of the abdominal cavity and its contents..
abdominoscopy, abdominoscopic
1. The external diagnostic examination of the abdomen by physical methods, and internally by endoscopic metods.
2. Inspection or examination of the abdominal cavity and its contents; particularly, the direct examination of the abdominal organs by endoscopy; peritoneoscopy; laparoscopy (an optical instrument using a single puncture which allows the examination of the organs of the abdominal cavity and peritoneum within limits defined by the length of the optical system).
abdominoscrotal
Relating to the abdomen and the scrotum or the external sac (pouch, bag) of skin enclosing the male testes in most mammals.
abdominothoracic
A reference to or involving the abdomen and the thorax which is the part of the human body between the neck and the diaphragm, partially encased by the ribs and containing the heart and lungs (the chest).
abdominothoracic arch
1. The lower boundary of the front of the thorax (part of the human body between the neck and abdomen, enclosed by the ribs and containing the heart and lungs).
2. A bell-shaped line along the lowest of the false ribs and the lower end of the sternum, making a rough boundary line between the abdomen and thorax.
abdominous
Having a paunch or big belly; overly corpulent [fat] in a large abdominal area.