abdominal

Definitions

  • Abdominal Regions
    Abdominal Regions
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj abdominal of or relating to or near the abdomen "abdominal muscles"
    • n abdominal the muscles of the abdomen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abdominal A fish of the group Abdominales.
    • Abdominal (Zoöl) Having abdominal fins; belonging to the Abdominales; as, abdominal fishes.
    • Abdominal Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral; as, the abdominal regions, muscles, cavity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abdominal Pertaining to the abdomen or belly; situated in or on the abdomen: as, abdominal ventral fins.
    • abdominal In ichthyology, having ventral fins under the abdomen and about the middle of the body: as, an abdominal fish. See Abdominales.
    • abdominal plural Certain imaginary lines drawn to divide the surface of the abdomen into regions, as given below.
    • abdominal retains the name of epigastric; its lateral portions (4 4) are the right and left hypochondriac regions; the middle part of the umbilical
    • abdominal is called the umbilical region, while its lateral portions (5 5) are the right and left lumbar regions; the middle portion of the hypogastric zone
    • abdominal is called the hypogastric region, but sometimes the pubic region, while its lateral portions (6 6) are called the right and left iliac (or inguinal) regions. The adjoining region of the thigh, below the fold of the groin, is properly excluded.
    • abdominal External, a similar oblong opening in the fascia of the obliquus externus abdominis (external oblique muscle of the abdomen), further down and nearer the mid-line of the body. These rings are respectively the inlet and outlet of the inguinal canal. Also called inguinal rings.
    • n abdominal One of the Abdominales (which see).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. abdominal,

Usage

In literature:

The abdominal lobe is smooth, and cannot be stretched, or turned inside out by pulling the above muscles.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
An abdominal wound laid Felix Baran low.
"The Everett massacre" by Walker C. Smith
From this point backwards the successive abdominal segments, as far as the seventh or eighth, can be readily made out.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
I have often wondered why the important organs of the abdominal cavity should not have been better protected.
"Almost a Woman" by Mary Wood-Allen
COLIC is a sharp, intermittent pain in the abdominal region; it is caused in many instances by indigestion or chilling.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
He saw the tenseness of the abdominal organs, felt the blind fear in the creature's mind.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Displacements of the abdominal viscera are almost invariably accompanied by symptoms of dyspepsia of a neurotic type.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Ruffling of the abdominal feathers emphasizes their yellow color and seemingly heightens the intimidatory effect.
"Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon" by Jon C. Barlow
Teats two or four, abdominal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
It gives off a cephalic aorta anteriorly, and a smaller abdominal aorta posteriorly.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
The kidneys are deeply lobulated; the testes are abdominal; and there are no vesiculae seminales nor an os penis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
The other is a sort of abdominal brain, controls nutrition and a host of other functions, automatically.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
Stylops larva in abdominal cavity: after Perez.
"Wild Bees, Wasps and Ants" by Edward Saunders
The peculiar form and arrangement of the anterior abdominal segments have already been described.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
The fifth abdominal segment is the genital, and the sixth the anal somite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
A severe type, in which, if left alone, the appendix bursts into the abdominal cavity and death from general peritonitis results.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Paired abdominal ribs are doubtful.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
The eleventh abdominal segment is the telson, usually small and soft; it carries the anus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
The investing membrane of the stomach, intestines, and other abdominal organs.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
The abdomen is dark with silvery-white basal bands and silvery white spots on each side of the abdominal segments.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
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In news:

People infected with salmonella typically develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours.
The condition causes abdominal pain, bloating and intermittent diarrhea.
In the most serious cases, gluten triggers celiac disease, which can cause symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating and intermittent diarrhea.
The events in some cases involved increased heart rate, abdominal pain and nausea, and included four hospitalizations, according to a list posted Thursday on the FDA 's website.
Panda cub had discolored liver, excess abdominal fluid .
Foreign minister recovering from abdominal surgery in his Los Angeles home.
Wright has missed all of spring with a strained abdominal muscle.
Salmonella causes fever and abdominal problems and can be fatal in young children, frail people or those with weakened immune systems.
And president of the American Hernia Society, which represents surgeons who specialize in hernias and abdominal-wall abnormalities.
A hernia occurs when part of an organ protrudes through a weak point or tear in the thin muscular wall that holds the abdominal organs in place.
When the diaphragm develops with a hole in it, the abdominal organs can pass into the chest cavity.
The abdominal cavity includes the liver, the stomach, and the small and large intestines.
Abdominal wall hernias are common, ranging from the simple, such as groin hernias , to the complex, such as massive incisional hernias .
Much controversy surrounds abdominal wall hernias because most general surgeons treat them and have strong feelings about the success of the techniques they use.
Jen is showing us two compound exercises that work our inner thighs, quadriceps, glutes, shoulders, abdominals, obliques, biceps and core.
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In science:

Carbon nanotubes introduced into the abdominal cavity of mice show asbestos-like pathogenicity in a pilot study.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
We also observed mild hemorrhaging along the abdominal walls and rear rib cage on the right side.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
Those for one of the thoracic and abdominal sets of data are shown in Figure 2.
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
Time and power spectrum plots for the first eight seconds of the abdominal breathing data.
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
Time and power spectra plots for the first eight seconds of the thoracic and abdominal breathing data.
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
Note the thoracic signal has a slight phase lead over the abdominal breathing signal.
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
The difference in mutual information (in nats/sample) between the two estimated sources and the two signals, ˆIk (est. sources) − ˆIk (signals), for the two sets of thoracic-abdominal (TA) data and the two sets of EEG and EOG (EE) data.
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
The difference in mutual information (in nats/sample) between the JADE estimated sources and the wavelet denoised estimated sources is computed for the two sets of thoracic-abdominal (TA) data and the two sets of EEG and EOG (EE) data, ˆIk (est. denoised sources) − ˆIk (est. sources).
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
For our particular set of thoracic and abdominal breathing data, the SOBI algorithm works well, with an increase in the mutual information, probably because the sources have reasonably distinct spectra.
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
Critical appraisal of volumetric modulated arc therapy in stereotactic body radiation therapy for metastases to abdominal lymph nodes.
When is Better Best? A multiobjective perspective
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