Meaning of abdominal in English:


Pronunciation /abˈdɒmɪnl/

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  • Relating to the abdomen.

    ‘abdominal pain’
    • ‘The most common complaint is headache, followed by recurrent abdominal pain and musculoskeletal pain.’
    • ‘If perforation occurs in the stomach or intestines, fever and abdominal pain and tenderness may develop.’
    • ‘Girls with ovarian tumors may have abdominal pain and masses that can be felt in the abdomen.’
    • ‘She awoke one night with fierce abdominal cramping and rectal pain.’
    • ‘With treatment, his abdominal pain resolved and rectal bleeding ceased.’
    • ‘I do not deny that there are patients with chronic abdominal pain and altered bowel habit that defy analysis.’
    • ‘Family physicians frequently see patients who have abdominal pain and altered bowel habits.’
    • ‘Stool collects in the child's colon and rectum and may cause abdominal pain.’
    • ‘Children with recurrent abdominal pain present a difficult conundrum for doctors.’
    • ‘The weight of the abdominal viscera and adipose tissue pressed on the diaphragm, resulting in decreased chest volume.’
    • ‘Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and discomfort and disturbed bowel habits.’
    • ‘Nausea, vomiting, chest pain, a sore throat, abdominal pain, and diarrhea then may appear.’
    • ‘The adverse effects of iron tablets are mainly feeling sick, abdominal pain, diarrhoea or constipation.’
    • ‘The silo was progressively reduced, returning the abdominal viscera to the abdominal cavity.’
    • ‘I once did a house call on a teenage boy with abdominal pain and nausea.’
    • ‘The patient was a young woman who presented in a busy admissions department with abdominal pain.’
    • ‘It is a general principle of abdominal distension that one must treat the spleen.’
    • ‘She also gives exercises for the deep abdominal muscles to stabilize the back and pelvic girdle.’
    • ‘He was taken to hospital for emergency abdominal surgery.’
    • ‘The major problem with excess abdominal fat is that it is highly associated with the development of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.’
    stomach, gastric, intestinal, stomachic, enteric, duodenal, visceral, coeliac, ventral
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usually abdominals
  • An abdominal muscle.

    ‘Pilates greatly benefits the lower abdominals’
    • ‘Remember that abdominals are muscles, just like triceps, biceps, pecs and lats.’
    • ‘I can boast coconut deltoids, pulsating pectorals, bulging biceps and six pack abdominals.’
    • ‘More advanced students use their abdominals and thigh muscles to keep their legs extended.’
    • ‘The two went to work on her hamstrings, abdominals and back muscles.’
    • ‘Once airborne, use your hip flexors and abdominals to pull your knees as high as possible up to your chest so that they touch your hands.’
    • ‘You'll train your abdominals and spine extensors to work simultaneously to maintain your lifted position as you move your top leg.’
    • ‘Obliques are actually a separate muscle from the abdominals, but are usually worked along with the abs as part of the overall package.’
    • ‘The abdominals have the same capacity to improve muscular strength and endurance as any other muscle group in the body.’
    • ‘After the birth, you'll also need to strengthen your pelvic floor and abdominals.’
    • ‘Improved trunk stability may be achieved through training of the lower abdominals for patients in all phases.’
    • ‘It's one of the best exercises you can do for the abdominals.’
    • ‘It's one of the best exercises you can do for your abdominals.’
    • ‘Lower hips, pulling abdominals up and in until body forms a straight line from head to heels.’
    • ‘All these exercises target your core muscles: rectus, obliques and transverse abdominals.’
    • ‘Contract abdominals, dropping tailbone down so back is straight and torso is supported.’
    • ‘With abdominals tight and shoulder blades pulled back and down, bend knees and hinge forward without losing neutral back alignment.’
    • ‘Engage your abdominals, squeezing shoulder blades together and down.’
    • ‘Contract your abdominals to lift your shoulder blades off the ball.’
    • ‘Contract lower abdominals and lift left leg about two inches off floor.’
    • ‘Your abdominals are, in fact, four separate muscle groups.’