abdomin-, abdomino-, abdomen-
(Latin: belly, venter [the use of "stomach" is considered incorrect for this root word]; from Latin abdo-, to put away)
2. That section of the body that lies between the lower thorax (chest) and the pelvis: The abdomen is the area of the body just below the diaphragm which contains the largest cavity in the body.
Also called belly (popular), venter, and stomach (incorrect). Derived from abdo, abdere, "to hide", and so probably originally referred to the "hidden part of the body".
Abdomen [Lat. from abdo, to hide.] A cavity commonly called the lower venter or belly: It contains the stomach, guts, liver, spleen, bladder, and is within lined with a membrane called peritoneum.
A stomach ache has been defined as an abominable pain in the abdominal area.
The condition may be a result of surgery or the result of a trauma or chronic inflammation. The patient with this condition experiences an abdominal distention, pain, nausea, vomiting, plus an increased pulse rate which might require surgery to improve the person's situation.
This term refers to the portion of the aorta (largest artery in the body) below the diaphragm to the bifurcation (split into two parts) into the right and left common iliac arteries or the upper and largest, part of the bony pelvic girdle.
It supplies blood to the abdominal viscera, pelvic organs, and lower extremities.
The abdominal aorta provides blood to the abdominal structures; such as, the testes, ovaries, kidneys, and stomach.
This is known to occur to some degree with aging, but other risk factors that accelerate this process have been identified; including: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and family history for atherosclerotic disease.
The celiac artery supplies the front part of the intestine, the superior mesenteric artery supplies the middle intestine, and the inferior (lower) mesenteric artery supplies the back section of the intestine.
Such breathing may be seen in various abnormal conditions; such as, cerebrovascular accident, spinal cord injury, and coma.
Singers practice this method so they can enhance their vocal performances.2. Breathing which is supplemented by abdominal wall muscles that compress the contents of the abdomen and indirectly raise the diaphragm.
This kind of deep breathing is shown by the expansion of the abdomen rather than the chest when breathing.
It is generally considered a healthier and fuller way to ingest oxygen, and it is often used as a therapy for hyperventilation, anxiety disorders and stuttering.
2. Etymology: from Latin abdomen, abdominis, "belly" and from medical Latin abdominalis.
The stomach (which is in the abdominal area) is lined with thirty-five million glands that produce about three quarts (2.85 liters) of gastric juices daily. Hydrochloric acid makes up roughly five percent of these juices and, together with other acids and various enzymes, constantly works to digest food particles.
It usually refers to pain which occurs during sickle cell anemia crisis or that results from syphilis.
The technique is intended to reduce pain and to shorten labor during the birth of a child or children.