a localized pain that arises from the parietal peritoneum, the lining of the abdominal cavity.
the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and covers the organs within it.
pain that is felt in a location other than where the pain originates
sharp pain that feels as if body tissues are being torn apart
a poorly localized, dull or diffuse pain that arises from the abdominal organs or viscera
Spleen, liver, pancreas, kidneys
Stomach, gallbladder, duodenum, large intestine, small intestine, bladder
Maroon or black, tarry stool that is not accompanied by abdominal pain is a sign of:
bleeding in the digestive tract.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm often is accompanied by a _______ pain in the patient's back.
Dull and/or persistent abdominal pain is usually caused by _______ organs.
The two layers of the peritoneum are called the _______ peritoneum and the parietal peritoneum.
"Indigestion" or pain just below the sternum may be an indication of:
If a patient tenses his muscles as you are reaching to palpate his abdomen, he is said to be:
The lower abdominal quadrants are between the:
umbilicus and the pelvis.
Pain that originates in the abdominal organs is known as:
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
A sudden rupture of the aorta, often characterized by sudden pain in the abdomen and back. Signs of shock may be present.
Signs and symptoms include nausea and sometimes vomiting, followed by persistent pain the RLQ.