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27 Cards in this Set

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the peritoneal surfaces are lubricated by what?
serous fluid
Try to think of the viscera articulating with one another. Can you "crack" the viscera?
Kinda- the thin-layer adherence phenomenon applies
effects of visceral dysfunction
incr peritoneal fluid production
incr viscosity
fibrous adhesions between ab wall and viscera = pain
what is teh Traub-herring -Meyer wave
cranial rhythmic impulse
what can't you do corrective scoliosis surgery on pt over 25
viscera are "molded" to each other.
intraabdominal pressure is always pos/neg relative to intrathoracic pressure
how are viscera drawn towoard the diaphragm?
thin layer adherence
how does running cause diarrhea?
psoas muscle compression on the transverse colon during walking/running
key suspensory ligament for the liver
falciform ligament
where does the liver hang from
what 15 cm piece of tissue carries the blood supply and lymph drainage of the intestines?
root of the mesentery
incr/decr in lordosis causes tension on the root of the mesentery?
falciform ligament's attachment to linea alba implies what about obesity?
drag on diaphragm
visceral mov't in cm with rest breathing.

with deep breathing?
2 cm

does the liver pulse by itself
rate of Traub-Herring-Meyer wave
8-12 cycles per minute
symptoms of liver dysfunction
indigestion of fatty food
biliary stasis
difficulty breathing (heavy chest)
rt shoulder pain andn periarthritis
thoracic outlet syndrome - right
with inhalation, the liver rolls on the falciform lig in which direction?
anteriorly (about transverse axis)
and counterclockwise on an AP axis
etiologies of liver motion restriction
viral hepatitis
surgical scarring
toxins (EtOH, drugs, chemicals)
can you "crack" the liver?
yes - myofascial release
how is mesenteric release done?
myofascial release and compressive milking (squeeze the sponge)
how does esophagous stay in place?
esophageal fascia is continuous with fascia on top and bottom of diaphragm
sypmtoms of gatroesophageal dysfunction
hiatal hernia
cervical link to hiatal hernia
decreased cervical lordosis
vertebral link to GERD
incr thoracic kyphosis unloads the esophagus and makes esophageal sphincter incompotent --> GERD
mechanical etiologies of renal dysfunction
jogging, pregnancy, slip and fall
symps of renal dysfunction
recurrent pyelonephritis
flank pain
inguinal pain
knee pain ***