- the lower and median part of the abdomen.
Origin of hypogastrium
1675–85; < New Latin < Greek hypogástrion, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + gastríon (gastr-, stem of gastḗr paunch + -ion diminutive suffix)
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Heavy, all-gone sort of feeling low down in hypogastrium; color of stool was dark brown with pieces of undigested food in it.
What Parts are there contain'd in the Hypogastrium, and of what Place are they possest?The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method
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Pressure on the hypogastrium, or the use of a strong probe as a hook, will generally suffice to dislodge it.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
The legs should be encased in sterilized towels or linen stockings, and towels placed on the hypogastrium (Fig. 29).
They showed a bewildered and comic embarrassment as the attendant directed them to bare the hypogastrium.
- anatomy the lower front central region of the abdomen, below the navel
C17: from New Latin, from Greek hupogastrion, from hypo- + gastrion, diminutive of gastēr stomach
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- pubic region
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