Medical Definition of Abdominal guarding

1. A spasm of abdominal wall muscles, detected on palpation, to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure. Guarding is typically a finding in the physical examination where inflammation of the peritoneal surface has occurred as in appendicitis, diverticulitis or generalised peritonitis. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Abdominal Guarding

abdominal apoplexy
abdominal ballottement
abdominal breathing
abdominal cavities
abdominal cavity
abdominal dropsy
abdominal evisceration
abdominal external oblique muscle
abdominal fibromatosis
abdominal fin
abdominal fins
abdominal fistula
abdominal guarding (current term)
abdominal hernia
abdominal hysterotomy
abdominal injuries
abdominal internal oblique muscle
abdominal lipectomy
abdominal migraine
abdominal muscle
abdominal muscles
abdominal myomectomy
abdominal nephrectomy
abdominal nerve plexus
abdominal ostium of uterine tube

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