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the posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other arthropoda.

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  • the goal is to get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity. one way to do this is to try to fit in at least 20 to 25 minutes of activity every day. also, on 2 or more days a week, include activities that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms). cdc.gov

  • the most common sign of diverticulitis is abdominal pain, particularly in the left lower abdomen, where the sigmoid colon is located, dr. kim says. he notes that there are racial and geographical differences in where the pain manifests — while pain in the lower left abdomen is most common in western countries, in asian countries the pain usually comes from the right side of the abdomen, but why this is the case is not known. the pain may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, he adds. (6) everydayhealth.com

  • the body of the typical adult insect is divided into three distinct parts, the head, thorax, and abdomen. the head bears three pairs of mouthparts, one pair of compound eyes, three simple eyes (ocelli), and one pair of jointed sensory antennae. the thorax is divided into three segments, each with a pair of jointed legs, and bears two pairs of wings. the abdomen has posterior appendages associated with reproduction. the exoskeleton is composed of a horny substance called chitin. factmonster.com

  • if the emergency contraception fails and you still become pregnant, doctors should check for an ectopic pregnancy, which is when the pregnancy occurs somewhere outside of the uterus. ectopic pregnancies can be dangerous and life-threatening. symptoms of ectopic pregnancies include severe pain on one or both sides of the lower abdomen, spotting, and dizziness. healthline.com

  • dr. huff: so just see if i understood what you said then, what you’re really focused on is the terminology that would all you to know what this multimedia thing is in terms of whether it’s an image and that it’s a jpeg image and that part of it and not focus so much on whether this is a ct of the abdomen, or both of those, or neither of those. hhs.gov

  • the body of the typical adult insect is divided into three distinct parts, the head, thorax, and abdomen. the head bears three pairs of mouthparts, one pair of compound eyes, three simple eyes (ocelli), and one pair of jointed sensory antennae. the thorax is divided into three segments, each with a pair of jointed legs, and bears two pairs of wings. the abdomen has posterior appendages associated with reproduction. the exoskeleton is composed of a horny substance called chitin. infoplease.com

  • during peritoneal dialysis, a cleansing fluid flows through a tube (catheter) into part of your abdomen. the lining of your abdomen (peritoneum) acts as a filter and removes waste products from your blood. after a set period of time, the fluid with the filtered waste products flows out of your abdomen and is discarded. mayoclinic.org

  • your doctor may ask: is the pain throughout your abdomen or is it confined to a particular area? where in your abdomen does the pain seem to be located? the location of the pain can help diagnose certain causes such as appendicitis, which typically causes pain in the middle of the abdomen, which then moves to the right lower abdomen, the usual location of the appendix. diverticulitis typically causes pain in the left lower abdomen where most colonic diverticula are located. pain from the gallbladder (biliary colic or cholecystitis) typically is felt in the middle, upper abdomen, or the right upper abdomen near where the gallbladder is located. medicinenet.com

  • the spine and rib abnormalities, which are present from birth, cause other signs and symptoms of spondylocostal dysostosis. infants with this condition have small chests that cannot expand adequately, often leading to life-threatening breathing problems. as the lungs expand in the narrow chest, the muscle that separates the abdomen from the chest cavity (the diaphragm) is forced down and the abdomen is pushed out. the increased pressure in the abdomen can cause a soft out-pouching around the lower abdomen (inguinal hernia), particularly in males with spondylocostal dysostosis. medlineplus.gov

  • when the patient presents to the emergency department, his pain has shifted to the lower left quadrant of his abdomen. findings on physical palpation of the abdomen are unremarkable, beyond guarding in the lower left abdomen. the patient has no localized tenderness over mcburney's point. laboratory tests included a complete blood count, which showed a normal white blood cell (wbc) count of 8,500 ml of blood with a left shift. his c-reactive protein level is elevated, at 196 mg/l. medpagetoday.com

  • portal hypertension itself does not cause symptoms, but some of its consequences do. if a large amount of fluid accumulates in the abdomen, the abdomen swells (distends), sometimes noticeably and sometimes enough to make the abdomen greatly enlarged and taut. this distention can be uncomfortable or painful. an enlarged spleen may cause a vague sense of discomfort in the upper left part of the abdomen. merckmanuals.com

  • over seventy individuals from a single family were identified as biologic relatives of the proband and 68 of these consented to genetic testing. of those tested, 36 were positive for the flcn c.59delt. twenty-eight individuals had ct scans of the chest and abdomen and 22 of these had a complete clinical assessment (fig. 2). nih.gov