abdominal cavity n.
The space bounded by the abdominal walls, diaphragm, and pelvis and containing most of the organs of digestion, the spleen, the kidneys, and the adrenal glands.
A severe type, in which, if left alone, the appendix bursts into the abdominal cavity and death from general peritonitis results.
In this way the ruffle flares out into the abdominal cavity.
They are also known to increase rapidly and emigrate into the liver when deposited in the abdominal cavity.
Many cases are on record where lumbrici have passed into the abdominal cavity.
When the rupture or abortion does not tear the placental site the fetus may develop in the abdominal cavity.
The abdominal cavity may contain fecal matter, food, medicines, or worms which have passed through the perforation.
In these circumstances it is a wise plan to extend the incision upwards and enter the abdominal cavity above the tumour.
Extensive adhesions and abundant accumulations of serous, sero-purulent, or purulent fluid in the abdominal cavity result.
The membrane lining the abdominal cavity and enfolding its organs.
Several incisions should always be made in the body, at least one of which should penetrate the abdominal cavity.