the upper and median part of the abdomen, lying over the stomach.
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How to use epigastrium in a sentence
Immediately he received a blow in the epigastrium that stretched him almost insensible on the floor.Cashel Byron's Profession | George Bernard Shaw
The voice emanated from the epigastrium of a huge fellow-wanderer in this wilderness, who was mounted upon a fiery steed.
It was then that the right hand was made to grip the left and press it more energetically than ever against the epigastrium.Tics and Their Treatment | Henry Meigne
Of all applications to the epigastrium, a cold wet towel occasionally sprinkled with chloroform is the best.
External applications to the epigastrium usually afford some relief to nausea at any stage of yellow fever.
British Dictionary definitions for epigastrium
the upper middle part of the abdomen, above the navel and below the breast
- epigastric or epigastrial, adjective
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