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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.
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