Card Set Information
The Acute Abdomen
A condition of sudden onset of pain withing the abdomen, usually indicating peritonitis immediate medical or surgical treatment necessary.
A swelling or enlargement of a part of an artery, resulting from weakening of the arterial wall.
Lack of appetite for food.
Inflammation of the appendix.
Inflammation of the gallbladder.
Acute, intermittent cramping abdominal pain.
Inflammation of the bladder.
Bulging out of intestinal rings in small pockets at weak areas in the muscle walls, creating abdominal discomfort.
Involuntary muscle contractions (spasm) of the abdominal wall, an effort to protect the inflammed abdomen
The protrusion of a loop of an organ or tissue through an abnormal body opening.
Paralysis of the bowel, arising from any one of several causes: stops contractions that move material through the intestine
Inflammation of the pancreas
The membrane lining the abdominal cavity (parietal peritoneum) and covering the abdominal organs (visceral peritoneum)
Inflammtion of the peritoneum.
Pain felt in an area of the body other than where the cause of pain is located.
Complete obstruction of blood circulation in a given organ as a result of compression or entrapment; an emergency situation causing death of tissue.
Erosion of the stomuch of intestinal lining.