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McBurney Point
Most common location of appendix. One third the distance from the ASIS and the umbilicus
colic
an attack of acute abdominal pain localized in a hollow organ an doften caused by spasm, obstruction, or twisting
borborygmi
rumbling sound caused by movement of gas through intestines
volvulus
loop of bowel that has twisted on itself
Rovsing Maneuver
A sign of appendicitis. If palpation of the lower left quadrant of a person's abdomen results in more pain in the right lower quadrant, the patient is said to have a positive ___________ and may have appendicitis.
Murphy sign
The most characteristic and constant sign of gallbladder sensitivity.
ascites
Fluid in the peritoneal space
colicky
Abdominal pain that is rhythmic with intermittent times of relief
Boerhaave's syndrome
Rupture of the esophagus.
ampulla of Vater
Formed by the union of pancreatic duct and common bile duct.
dyspepsia
Persistent or recurrent abdominal pain or abdominal discomfort centered in the upper adbdomen.
arcuate line
A horizontal line that demarcates the lower limit of the rectus sheath. It is also where the inferior epigastric vessel perforates the rectus abdominus.
cretinism
Severly stunded physical and mental growth due to untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones.
Grave's Disease
Most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Autoimmune disease where TSH-receptor antibodies stimulate thyroid gland growth.
Plummer's Disease
Toxic multinodular goiter. Toxic adenoma where one or more areas of thyroid tissue go "autonomic"