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Abdominopelvic Dir. Diagn. Sympto. What?

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

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