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EMS Chapter28 Abd&GU

Emergency Care & Transp. 10th Edition 2011 Jones & Bartlett

TermDefinition
closed abdominal injury An injury in which there is soft-tissue damage inside the body but the skin remains intact.
evisceration The displacement of organs outside of the body.
flank The posterior region below the margin of the lower rib cage.
guarding Involuntary muscle contractions (spasms) of the abdominal wall in an effort to protect an inflamed abdomen; a sign of peritonitis.
hollow organs Structures through which materials pass, such as the stomach, small intestines, large intestines, ureters, and bladder.
Kehr sign Left shoulder pain caused by blood in the peritoneal cavity.
open abdominal injury An injury in which there is a break in the surface of the skin or mucous membrane, exposing deeper tissue to potential contamination.
peritoneal cavity The abdominal cavity.
solid organs Solid masses of tissue where much of the chemical work of the body takes place (eg, the liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys).
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