Relating to the abdomen and urinary bladder: Since Kitty was having some pain when urinating, or micturating, she went to her doctor who said that she had abdominovesical irritations which had to be treated.
acute abdomen (s) (noun)
, acute abdomens (pl)
Any belly condition with severe pain as a result of inflammation, perforation, obstruction, or injury of the stomach area: A medical term for the quick onset of abdominal pain, a potential medical emergency due to 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, which is located on the left side of the abdomen near the stomach, filters blood, and serves as a major reservoir for blood.
celiosalpingectomy, abdominal salpingectomy (s) (noun)
; celiosalpingectomies; abdominal salpingectomies (pl)
The removal of one or both fallopian tubes through an abdominal incision: June had to have a celiosalpingectomy, or also called an abdominal salpingectomy, performed by a surgeon in which the pair of slender tubes that extend from each ovary to the uterus had to be removed.
; more dorsabdominal, most dorsabdominal
Relating to the back and the abdomen: In her class at school, Bob learned that the dorsabdominal axis or the dorsabdominal direction referred to the situation of the parts between the dorsal and ventral sections of the body.
ectopic pregnancy (s) (noun)
, ectopic pregnancies (pl)
The implantation of a fertilized ovum outside the uterus but within the peritoneal cavity or in any tissue except that of the uterine wall: Ectopic pregnancy
implies that the pregnancy is "in an abnormal place or position" where the most common site is the fallopian tube, the tube that normally carries eggs from the ovary to the uterus.
In this case, ectopic pregnancy
can also occur in the ovary, the abdomen, or in the cervical canal which is the opening from the uterus to the vaginal canal.
The terms "tubal pregnancy", "ovarian pregnancy", "cervical pregnancy", and "abdominal pregnancy" all refer to the specific areas of an ectopic pregnancy.
Pertaining to the part within the abdomen: Susan went to see her doctor because she was having endoabdominal pains and didn't have any appetite.
inguinoabdominal (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to, or located in, the groin and the abdomen: Ever since Thomas had an operation on his spleen, he complained about irritations in the inguinoabdominal part of his body.
internal abdominal oblique muscle (s) (noun)
, internal abdominal oblique muscles (pl)
1. A small, thin, deep muscle of the abdomen which is a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso:
The internal abdominal oblique muscle
runs diagonally opposite and underneath the external oblique.
The internal abdominal oblique muscle has a quadrilateral form originating from the hip bone, the crest of the ilium, and extending to the cartilage of the lower ribs which are the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth ribs.
It is innervated by the lower thoracic nerves and supplies the intercostal and lumbar arteries and this muscle protects a weak point in the abdominal wall and works with the external oblique to help twist the torso.
2. One of a pair of anterolateral muscles of the abdomen, which are in front and away from the midline, lying under the external oblique muscle in the lateral and ventral part of the abdominal wall; The internal abdominal oblique muscle
is smaller and thinner than the external oblique muscle and it functions to compress the abdominal contents and assists in micturition, defecation, emesis, parturition, and forced expiration.
Both muscles acting together serve to flex the vertebral column, drawing the costal cartilages toward the pubis. One side acting alone bends the vertebral column laterally and rotates it, drawing the shoulder of the opposite side downward.
Concerning the section inside the abdomen: Because of the terrible accident, Frank suffered from an intra-abdominal bleeding which required an immediate operation.
Relating to the sides of the abdomen: When Lois was at the gym, she hurt herself and wondered if she had injured some lateroabdominal parts of her body, such as the loins, when using the equipment.
Pertaining to both the frontal areas and sides of the abdomen: The lumboabdominal sections of the human body include the frontal and abdominal parts.
Referring to the pelvis and the abdomen or the pelvic and abdominal cavities: The basin-shaped pelviabdominal structure supports the organs of the lower abdomen. It receives the weight of the upper body and distributes it to the legs, also forming the base for numerous muscle attachments.
pendulous abdomen (s) (noun)
, pendulous abdomens (pl
A condition in which the excessively relaxed anterior, or front wall, of the abdomen hangs down over the pubis: Jack was getting tired of having a pendulous abdomen, involving weak abdominal wall muscles, so he decided to go to his doctor to ask for help!
Pertaining to the rectum and the abdomen: When Catherine was at her gynaecologist's, a rectoabdominal examination was performed requiring one hand to lie flat on the abdominal wall and a finger of the other hand inserted into the rectum.
Referring to the location located below the area of the body known as the belly: Since Annette had pains in her body, she went to the doctor who diagnosed her as having subabdominal irritations and prescribed some medication for her.