Definition of acute abdomen in English:

acute abdomen

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noun

Medicine
A condition of severe abdominal pain, usually requiring emergency surgery, caused by acute disease of or injury to the internal organs: [count noun]: acute appendicitis is the most common cause of an acute abdomen requiring surgery
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  • The clinical presentation in all cases was one of an acute abdomen suggestive of appendicitis, resulting in appendectomy as a primary procedure.
  • Patients with the diffuse form of phlegmonous gastritis often present with symptoms of acute abdomen, including intense epigastric pain, guarding, nausea and vomiting, fever, and increased white blood cell counts.
  • Wolfe and associates examined the current practice patterns of analgesia administration among emergency department physicians when caring for a patient with an acute abdomen.

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