Medical Definition of Abdomen, acute

Abdomen, acute: Medical shorthand for the acute onset of abdominal pain. A potential medical emergency, an acute abdomen may reflect a major problem with one of the organs in the abdomen, such as appendicitis (inflamed appendix), cholecystitis (inflamed gallbladder), a perforated ulcer in the intestine, or a ruptured spleen.

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Pancreatitis is inflammation of an organ in the abdomen called the pancreas. See Answer

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Reviewed on 12/27/2018