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  Abdomen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In fully developed insects, the abdomen is the third (or posterior) segment, after the head and thorax.
The abdomen also contains some of the largest and most easily accessible blood vessels in many animals, and is often used in medicine and experimentation for catheterisation.
The invertebrate abdomen is built up of a series of concave upper plates known as 'tergites' and convex lower plates known as 'sternites', the whole being held together by a tough yet stretchable membrane.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abdomen   (420 words)

 Abdomen - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The human abdomen (from the Latin word meaning "belly") is the part of the body between the pelvis and the thorax.
The front of the abdomen is the abdominal cavity, which is separated from the thoracic cavity by the diaphragm.
The lining of the abdomen is called the peritoneum, and the rear part of it is the retroperitoneum.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Abdomen   (1203 words)

 abdomen - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
ABDOMEN [abdomen] in humans and other vertebrates, portion of the trunk between the diaphragm and lower pelvis.
The abdominal cavity is lined with a thin membrane, the peritoneum, which encloses the stomach, intestines, liver, and gall bladder; the pancreas, kidneys, and urinary bladder are located behind the peritoneum.
The navel, or umbilicus, an exterior scar on the front of the abdomen, marks the point of attachment of the fetus to the maternal organism before birth.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:abdomen/abdomen.html?refid=ip_hf   (150 words)

 Abdomen definition - Digestion and digestive-related information on MedicineNet.com
Abdomen: The belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the chest and the pelvis.
The abdomen is separated anatomically from the chest by the diaphragm, the powerful muscle spanning the body cavity below the lungs.
The abdomen includes a host of organs including the stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, appendix, gallbladder, and bladder.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2081   (254 words)

The abdomen is the most common area of the body to be treated by liposuction among both men and women.
In older patients with decreased skin elasticity of the upper abdomen, there is a tendency for the skin to appear somewhat crêpé or slightly wrinkled.
Peritoneoscopy, using a scope to see inside the abdomen, creates a pathway directly into the abdominal cavity and increases the risk of a liposuction cannula entering the abdomen and injuring the intestines or the liver.
www.drsimoni.com /abdomen.htm   (1871 words)

 The Abdomen
The abdomen is composed of three main parts: the petiole, the postpetiole, and the gastor.
There are a total of nine segments in the abdomen, however one has become vistigial or nonexistant in some species, and several are hidden, leaving a total visible count of five or six.
The petiole and the postpetiole are the second and third segments of the abdomen, respectivly.
jlibsch.web.wesleyan.edu /Ant/Morphology/Abdomen.html   (194 words)

 BookRags: Abdomen Summary
The abdomen refers to the cavity in the mid-portion of the body bounded superiorly by the diaphragm that separates it from the thorax.
The abdomen of an adult male tends to be oval but flattened in the front.
Another feature of the abdomen, which is especially evident when the region is surgically exposed, is a glistening membrane that covers many of the organs and the wall of the abdomen.
www.bookrags.com /research/abdomen-wap   (536 words)

 Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. Page 1147
It is of an oval shape, the extremities of the oval being directed upward and downward.
The abdomen contains the greater part of the digestive tube; some of the accessory organs to digestion, viz., the liver and pancreas; the spleen, the kidneys, and the suprarenal glands.
Below, there are two apertures on either side: one for the passage of the femoral vessels and lumboinguinal nerve, and the other for the transmission of the spermatic cord in the male, and the round ligament of the uterus in the female.
www.bartleby.com /107/pages/page1147.html   (508 words)

 (A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine)
It is performed before percussion or palpation as vigorously touching the abdomen may disturb the intestines, perhaps artificially altering their activity and thus bowel sounds.
Exam is made by gently placing the pre-warmed (accomplished by rubbing the stethoscope against the front of your shirt) diaphragm on the abdomen and listening for 15 or 20 seconds.
The remainder of the normal abdomen is, for the most part, filled with the small and large intestines.
medicine.ucsd.edu /clinicalmed/abdomen.htm   (4107 words)

 Birth defects - the abdomen
Three types of birth defects that affect the abdomen include diaphragmatic hernia (organs protrude into the chest cavity), exomphalos (organs protrude through the navel) and gastroschisis (organs protrude through the abdominal wall).
In severe cases, the entire contents of the abdomen are located outside of the body.
If the baby’s abdomen is large enough, the organs are relocated inside the body and the hernia sewn shut.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Birth_defects_of_the_abdomen?OpenDocument   (817 words)

 eMedicine - Acute Abdomen and Pregnancy : Article Excerpt by: Carol EH Scott-Conner, MD, PhD
The approach to pregnant patients with severe abdominal pain is very similar to that for nonpregnant patients with acute abdomen.
When performing a physical examination of the gravid abdomen, it is essential to recall the changing positions of the intra-abdominal contents at different gestational ages.
After the first trimester, the appendix is progressively displaced upward and laterally, until it is closer to the gallbladder in late pregnancy (Baer, 1932).
www.emedicine.com /med/byname/acute-abdomen-and-pregnancy.htm   (649 words)

 Abdomen - Liposuction.com
Important factors that affect the success of abdominal liposuction include: the amount and location of abdominal fat, history of weight gain and weight loss, history of pregnancy, and the age and the sex of the patient.
The Pfannenstiel incision is the name for the incision across the lower abdomen that is typically made for Cesarian sections, or a hysterectomy.
This is usually less of a concern than the fat on the lower abdomen.
www.liposuction.com /procedure/abdomen.php   (1848 words)

 Palm Clinic - Auckland, New Zealand NZ : Female Abdomen Liposuction
Often liposculpture of the abdomen can be combined with treatment of the hips and waist and the size of the whole torso is reduced, creating a narrow waist, getting rid of that square, matronly look and giving the whole central section a real rejuvenation.
Yes, the reduction in the abdomen is permanent, provided that your weight remains stable with no more than a weight gain of a few kilos after the procedure.
There are usually 4-5 for treatment of the abdomen, but they can be hidden at the lower margin of the abdomen and in the tummy button.
www.palmclinic.co.nz /treatments/content_info.php?cPath=58_69&contents_id=70   (684 words)

Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a "tummy tuck," is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.
With partial abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved, although it may be pulled into an unnatural shape as the skin is tightened and stitched.
For the first few days, your abdomen will probably be swollen and you're likely to feel some pain and discomfort which can be controlled by medication.
www.plasticsurgery.org /public_education/procedures/Abdominoplasty.cfm   (1623 words)

 ABDOMEN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Identify the boundaries and compartments of the abdomen
Identify the landmarks the mark the superior and inferior boundaries of the abdomen: Superiorly, the costal cartilages of ribs 7 - 10 and the xiphoid process; Inferiorly, the inguinal ligament (from the anterior superior iliac spine) to the pubic tubercle) and the superior surface of the pubic bones.
It is an opening into a compartment of the abdomen that lies posterior to the stomach.
www.umanitoba.ca /faculties/medicine/anatomy/bmr/ABDOMEN.htm   (1461 words)

 The Abdomen
An insect's abdomen is the third functional region (tagma) of its body; the abdomen is located just behind the thorax.
Each segment of the abdomen consists of a dorsal sclerite, the tergum, and a ventral sclerite, the sternum, joined to one another laterally by a pleural membrane.
At the very back of the abdomen, the anus (rear opening of the digestive system) is nestled between three protective sclerites:   a dorsal epiproct and a pair of lateral paraprocts.
www.cals.ncsu.edu /course/ent425/tutorial/abdomen.html   (737 words)

 Abdominal pain information produced by medical doctors (abdomen pain, stomach pain)
For example, finding tenderness and signs of inflammation in the left lower abdomen often means that diverticulitis is present, while finding a tender (inflamed) mass in the same area may mean that the inflammation has progressed and that an abscess has formed.
Abdominal ultrasound is useful in diagnosing gallstones, cholecystitis appendicitis, or ruptured ovarian cysts as the cause of the pain.
Computerized tomography (CT) of the abdomen is useful in diagnosing pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, appendicitis, and diverticulitis, as well as in diagnosing abscesses in the abdomen.
www.medicinenet.com /abdominal_pain/page2.htm   (1332 words)

 Abdomen Information
Abdomen does "United." The CD released on ADR Records came in either conventional packaging or a limited edition all-metal box.
Abdomen does "Phaser Song," which re-appeared in the same version on their CD "Center for Things You Can't do Anything About."
Abdomen was incorrectly credited here for the song "Mystery To Me." This tune was actually performed by Mike Jourgensen, and was released (in a sonically superior version) on his "Late At Night" CD.
www.noisetent.com /abdomen/Abdomen.html   (451 words)

 Dictionary of Cancer Terms - National Cancer Institute
Having to do with the abdomen, which is the part of the body between the chest and the hips that contains the pancreas, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, and other organs.
Surgery to remove the anus, the rectum, and part of the sigmoid colon through an incision made in the abdomen.
The end of the intestine is attached to an opening in the surface of the abdomen and body waste is collected in a disposable bag outside of the body.
www.cancer.gov /dictionary/db_alpha.aspx?expand=a   (5888 words)

 Abdominal CT
Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the colon and the rectum, an experienced radiologist can accurately diagnose many causes of abdominal pain such as an abscess in the abdomen, an inflamed colon or colon cancer, diverticulitis and appendicitis.
Such speed is beneficial in all patients but especially in populations in which the length of scanning was often problematic, such as elderly, pediatric or critically-ill patients.
For examinations of the abdomen and lower gastrointestinal tract you may be asked to swallow either water or a positive contrast material, a liquid that allows the radiologist to better see the stomach, small bowel and colon.
www.radiologyinfo.org /en/info.cfm?pg=abdominct   (1854 words)

 Medical Dictionary: Abdomen - WrongDiagnosis.com
Abdomen: The area of the body that contains the pancreas, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, and other organs.
Abdomen: the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
Abdomen : portion of the body that lies between the thorax and the pelvis.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/abdomen.htm   (231 words)

 AllRefer Health - Lump in the Abdomen (Abdominal Hernia, Abdominal Wall Defects, Hernia - Abdominal)
This lump is a soft bulge of tissue or a small, localized swelling on the abdomen.
See also abdominal mass (a solid block of tissue that can be felt inside the abdomen).
An abdominal hernia occurs when there is an area where the muscles are weak, and this allows the internal organs to bulge through the abdominal wall.
health.allrefer.com /health/lump-in-the-abdomen-info.html   (350 words)

 Pain resulting from cancer in the abdomen
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www.vedicvibration.com /apply/pain/cancer_pain/cancer_pain_abdomen.html   (204 words)

 Honey Bee Anatomy (Jan 25, 2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
On the surface the abdomen has no special outside structures, but is the center for digestion and reproduction (for drones and queens).
The esophagus starts near the mouth, goes through an opening in the brain, through the thorax, and enlarge near the end to form the honey crop, which can expand to quite a large volume (nearly half of the abdomen in a successful forager).
The rectum is also quite expandable (just like the crop, and both are extoderma structures, and both are lined with a chitin layer, enabling workers to refrain of defecation for up tomonths (for example bees in Michigan here might have their last defecation flights in November, and then again in March the next year).
www.cyberbee.net /biology/ch3/abdomen.html   (287 words)

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