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Any injury of the abdomen caused by a nonpenetrating instrument or force, in which the skin remains intact; also called blunt abdominal injury.
closed abdominal injury
The displacement of organs outside of the body.
evisceration
Involuntary muscle contractions (spasm) of the abdominal wall, an effort to protect the inflamed abdomen; a sign of peritonitis.
guarding
The presence of blood in the urine.
hematuria
Structures through which materials pass, such as the stomach, small intestines, large intestines, ureters, and bladder.
hollow organs
Solid masses of tissue where much of the chemical work of the body takes place (eg, the liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys).
solid organs
A drop in blood pressure caused when the heavy uterus of a supine, third-trimester pregnant patient obstructs the vena cava, lowering blood return to the heart.
supine hypotensive syndrome
An injury of the abdomen caused by a penetrating or piercing instrument or force, in which the skin is lacerated or perforated and the cavity is opened to the atmosphere; also called penetrating injury.
open abdominal injury
The abdominal cavity.
peritoneal cavity
Inflammation of the peritoneum.
peritonitis