acute abdomen

n.

A serious condition within the abdomen characterized by sudden onset, pain, tenderness, and muscular rigidity, and usually requiring emergency surgery.surgical abdomen

Nearby words

  1. asemic,
  2. asenath,
  3. asepalous,
  4. asepsis,
  5. aseptate,
  6. aseptic meningitis,
  7. aseptic necrosis,
  8. aseptic surgery,
  9. aser,
  10. asexual


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