abdominodiaphragmatic breathing (s) (noun) (no pl)
A controlled breathing pattern using reciprocal action of the abdominal muscles for expiration, breathing out, and the diaphragm for inspiration, breathing in: Abdominodiaphragmatic breathing is used to maintain control during exertion or to regain control in dyspnea, which is the difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart diseases and resulting in shortness of breath.
A reference to the abdomen and the genital organs: Susan went to her gynaecologist for an examination relating to the abdominogenital areas in her body.
abdominohysterectomy (s) (noun)
, abdominohysterectomies (pl)
Surgical removal of the uterus through an incision made in the abdominal wall: Dr. Anderson discussed Nancy's upcoming operation with her explaining that "vaginal hysterectomy" was the opposite of the abdominohysterectomy, which would be necessary in her case..
abdominohysterotomy (s) (noun)
, abdominohysterotomies (pl)
The surgical opening of a uterus through an abdominal incision: An abdominohysterotomy, also termed laparohysterotomy, is necessary for a cesarean section, for example.
Pertaining to the abdomen and pelvis: Dr. Black explained to Jim that he needed to have an abdominopelvic examination, especially of the combined abdominal and pelvic cavities:
abdominopelvic cavity (s) (noun)
, abdominopelvic cavities (pl)
1. The large hollow space between the diaphragm and the groin: In the abdominopelvic cavity 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: The abdominopelvic cavity 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, the parietal peritoneum, and each organ or structure in it, the visceral peritoneum.
abdominoperineal (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to both abdomen and perineum: James was in hospital and an abdominoperineal
resection of the rectum was performed.
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) (noun)
, abdominoplasties (pl)
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: 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.
It is also called a "tummy tuck" and it can range from a simple "mini-tummy tuck" to a more complicated, extended surgery.
This kind of surgery is not the same as liposuction, another way to remove fat, however abdominal wall surgery is sometimes combined with liposuction.
Referring to the external diagnostic examination of the abdomen by physical methods, and internally by endoscopic methods: An abdominoscopic suture needle was required to sew up the wound following the main part of the operation.
abdominoscopy (s) (noun) (no pl)
An examination of the abdominal cavity and its contents: When Gregory was in hospital an abdominoscopy
was performed using an endoscope to detect a possible disease in the stomach region.
The abdominoscopy is a direct examination of the abdominal organs by endoscopy, peritoneoscopy, or laparoscopy, which is an optical instrument that uses a single puncture allowing the examination of the organs of the abdominal cavity and peritoneum within the limits defined by the length of the optical system.
Relating to the abdomen and the external sac or pouch of skin enclosing the male testes in most mammals: In her biology class at school, Anita learned about the abdominoscrotal area in warm-blooded vertebrates, but also found out that the scrotum is absent in whales and seals.
abdominothoracic (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to or involving the abdomen and the thorax: The abdominothouacic part of the human body lies between the neck and the diaphragm, partially encased by the ribs and containing the heart and lungs of the chest.
abdominothoracic arch (s) (noun)
, abdominothoracic arches (pl)
1. The lower boundary of the front of the thorax: Greg read in his biology book about the abdominothouacic arch including the part of the human body between the neck and abdomen, which is 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: Janet learned more about the abdominothouacic arch in humans by viewing a drawing in her biology book.
; more abdominous, most abdominous
Regarding an individual who has a big belly: One of the characters in the story Albert was reading was portrayed as being abdominous, or overly corpulent and fat, and hardly fit into his trousers!
Relating to both the abdomen and the vagina: When Lynn was at the gynaecologist's for her yearly checkup, Dr. Smith told her that her abdominovaginal area was perfectly healthy and didn't need any medical treatment.