Flashcards in Chapther 23 Abodominal, Hematological, Gynecologic, Genitourinary and renal emergency Deck (52)
the largest artery in the abdominal cavity
when the large blood vessel (aorta) that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs becomes abnormally large or balloons outward.
abdominal aortic aneurysm
largest hollow space of the body. Its upper boundary is the diaphragm, a sheet of muscle and connective tissue that separates it from the chest cavity; its lower boundary is the upper plane of the pelvic cavity.
a sudden, severe abdominal pain of unclear etiology that is less than 24 hours in duration.
swelling (inflammation) of the appendix. The appendix is a small pouch attached to the beginning of your large intestine.
a pain in the right upper quadrant or epigastric region. The gallbladder may be tender and distended.
one of the two fluids used in dialysis. The other fluid being blood.
procedure that is a substitute for many of the normal duties of the kidneys.
a medical condition of pain during menstruation that interferes with daily activities
is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus
an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the uterus
extremely dilated sub-mucosal veins in the lower third of the esophagus
a catchall term for infection or irritation of the digestive tract, particularly the stomach and intestine
the organ system of the reproductive organs and the urinary system.
knees drawn to the chest and hands clenched over the abdomen
medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina, and ovaries).
the vomiting of blood
defecation in which feces are bloody
is the presence of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the urine
protrusion of an organ or the fascia of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it.
is a partial or complete blockage of the bowel that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing through
abdominal wall muscle contraction that the patient cannot control, as a result of an inflamed peritoneum
the patient stands on his or her toes, then allows his or her heels to hit the floor, thus jarring the body and causing abdominal pain in peritonitis.
the passage of dark stools stained with altered blood
the first menstrual cycle, or first menstrual bleeding, in female humans
the periodic flow of blood and mucosal tissue from the uterus; menstrual flow.
a medical term for "ovulation pain" or "midcycle pain".
an inflammation of the pancreas
a sharp sensation of distress in the parietal pleura, aggravated by respiration and thoracic movements and caused by pneumonia