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ABDOMINAL GUARDING

A spasm of abdominal wall muscles, detected on palpation, to protect inflamed abdominal viscera from pressure. Guarding is typically a finding in the physical inspection where inflammation of the peritoneal surface has occurred as in appendicitis, diverticulitis or generalised peritonitis.
malleal   mallear fold   mallear prominence   mallear stripe   malleate   malleation   mallebrin   mallee   (0)
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