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Abdominopelvic Dir. Diagn. Sympto. What?

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pertaining to the midline of the body/structure
increase in the severity of a disease or its symptoms
toward the head or upper portion of a structure
horizontal field dividing the body into upper and lower portions
Lower lateral regions (L/R)
surgical joining of two ducts, vessels, or bowel segments
body defense against injury, infection, or allergy that is marked by redness, swelling, heat, pain, and sometimes, loss of function
toward the surface of the body (external)
scraping of a body cavity with a spoon-shaped instrument called a curette
pertaining to the outer wall of the body or cavity
pathological state, usually febrile, resulting from the presence of microorganisms or their products in the bloodstream
away from the surface of the body (internal)
produced by a physician (unexpected results from a prescribed treatment)
pertaining to the palm of the hand
abnormal fibrous band that holds or binds together tissues that are normally separated
pertaining to the viscera or internal organs, particularly the abdominal organs
movement away from the midsaggital (median) plane of the body or one of its parts
lying horizontally on the back, face up
nearer to the center/trunk or to the point of attachment to the body
pertaining to disease of unknown origin
vertical field passing through the body from side to side, dividing the body into anterior and posterior portions
feverish, pertaining to a fever
Regions beneath the ribs on each side (Right/Left)
DefinitionTerm
lying on the abdomen, face down
vertical field passing through the body from side to side, dividing the body into anterior and posterior portions
pertaining to the side of the body/structure
turning outward
pertaining to the sole of the foot
producing or associated with generation of pus
away from the head, or toward the tail/lower portion of a structure
vertical field running through the body from front to back, dividing the body into R/L sides
front of the body
Lower middle region beneath the navel
bursting open of a wound, especially a surgical abdominal wound
movement toward the midsaggital (plane) of the body
pertaining to or occurring in the night
Middle lateral regions (Right/Left)
turning inward or inside out
back of the body
Region above the stomach
further from the center/trunk or from the point of attachment to the body
diseased, pertaining to disease
destroy tissue by electricity, freezing, heat, or corrosive chemicals
Region of the navel
removal of a part, pathway, or f(x) by surgery, chemical destruction, electrocautery, freezing, or radio frequency

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