hernia

[n] - rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
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hernia

Most common in the abdominal wall, a hernia is a bulge of tissue caused by a weak area or tear in the muscle through which tissue protrudes. In babies, hernias are most common in boys or premature infants, and are treated with surgery.
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Hernia

the bulging of an organ or tissue through a weakened area in the muscle wall
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Hernia

A rupture; the protrusion or projection of an organ or part of an organ from its normal position. e.g. inguina (groin hernia),hiatus hernia
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Hernia

The protrusion of an internal organ through a defect in the wall of the anatomical cavity in which it normally lies.
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Hernia

Our Hernia Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Hernia Hernia: A general term referring to a protrusion of a tissue through the wall of the cavity in which it is normally contained. More specifically, a hernia often refers to an opening or weakness in the muscular structure of the wall of the abdomen. This de...
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Hernia

Her'ni·a noun ; plural English Hernias , Latin Herniæ . [ Latin ] (Medicine) A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as, hernia of the...
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hernia

<anatomy> The protrusion of a loop or knuckle of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening. ... (05 May 1997) ...
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hernia

(hur´ne-ә) protrusion of part of an organ or tissue through the structures normally containing it because of a weak spot or other abnormal opening; it may be either congenital or acquired. adj., her´nial., adj.
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Hernia

• (n.) A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as, hernia of the brain, of the lung, or of the bowels. Hernia of the abdominal viscera in most common. Called also rupture.
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hernia

protrusion of an organ or tissue from its normal cavity. The protrusion may extend outside the body or between cavities within the body, as when ... [2 related articles]
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hernia

(he protrusion of a loop or knuckle of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening.
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hernia

hernia A condition in which part of an internal organ projects abnormally through the wall of the cavity that contains it, especially the projection of the intestine from the abdominal cavity; rupture. It may be present at birth, especially in the region of the navel, or caused by muscular strain or injury, or result from a congenital weakness in t...
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hernia

A protrusion of an organ, or part of an organ, through its enclosing wall of through connective tissue. Common typs of hernias are protrusion of an intestinal loop through the umbilicus (umbilical hernia) or inguinal canal of the groin (inguinal hernia), or protrusion of part of the stomach or esoph...
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hernia

hernia, protrusion of an internal organ or part of an organ through the wall of a body cavity. The hernia is enclosed by a sac formed by the lining of the cavity. It results from a weakness or rupture in the wall, usually where there is already a natural weakness. A hernia may be present at birth or...
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hernia

Type: Term Pronunciation: her′nē-ă, her′nē-ē Definitions: 1. Protrusion of a part or structure through the tissues normally containing it. Synonyms: rupture1
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hernia

Protrusion of part of an internal organ through a weakness in the surrounding muscular wall, usually in the groin. The appearance is that of a rounded soft lump or swelling
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Hernia

The protrusion of a loop of an organ or tissue through a weakened opening. Ten to 20 percent of patients who have weight-loss surgery develop a hernia.
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HERNIA

Protrusion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal fissure; rupture.
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hernia

Latin = a protrusion, adjective - hernial.
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Hernia

is when a piece of tissue, or organ which pokes through the muscles which make up the wall of the abdomen, and pushes out under the skin. This appears as a bulge in the abdomen or groin
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hernia

The bulging of an internal organ through a weak area or tear in the muscle or other tissue that holds it in place. Most hernias occur in the abdomen.
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Hernia

A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or the fascia of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it from within. There are different kinds of hernias, each requiring a specific management or treatment. ==Signs and symptoms== By far the most common hernias develop in the abdomen, when a weakness in the abdominal wall evolves i...
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Hernia

Any situation where organs or tissue passes through a small opening from the side or position where it belongs to the other side where it doesn.t belong. Usually used to describe a defect in the abdominal muscle that allows abdominal contents to bulge through. An internal hernia is a bulge of intestine through a small, internal opening inside the a...
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Hernia

The protrusion of a loop of an organ or tissue through a weakened opening. Ten to 20 percent of patients who have weight-loss surgery develop a hernia.
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