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Meaning of "epigastrium" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EPIGASTRIUM

From New Latin, from Greek epi- + gastrion, from gastēr stomach.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EPIGASTRIUM

epigastrium  [ˌɛpɪˈɡæstrɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EPIGASTRIUM

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Epigastrium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EPIGASTRIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Epigastrium

The epigastrium is the upper central region of the abdomen. It is located between the costal margins and the subcostal plane. The epigastrium is one of the nine anatomical regions of the abdomen, along with the right and left hypochondria, right and left lateral regions, right and left inguinal regions, and the umbilical and pubic regions. During breathing the diaphragm contracts and flattens, displacing the viscera and producing an outward movement of the upper abdominal wall. It is a convergence of the diaphragm and the abdominals, so that "when both sets of muscles tense, the epigastrium pushes forward". Therefore, the epigastric region is not a muscle nor is it an organ, but it is a zone of activity where the actions of the rectus abdominus and the diaphragm produce an outward bulging of the upper abdominal wall. It is also the spot where the Heimlich Maneuver is able to produce a rapid and forceful exhalation of breath.

Definition of epigastrium in the English dictionary

The definition of epigastrium in the dictionary is the upper middle part of the abdomen, above the navel and below the breast.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EPIGASTRIUM


amphigastrium
ˌæmfɪˈɡæstrɪəm
aquarium
əˈkwɛərɪəm
arbitrium
ɑːˈbɪtrɪəm
atrium
ˈeɪtrɪəm
auditorium
ˌɔːdɪˈtɔːrɪəm
delirium
dɪˈlɪrɪəm
emporium
ɛmˈpɔːrɪəm
endometrium
ˌɛndəʊˈmiːtrɪəm
equilibrium
ˌiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm
hypogastrium
ˌhaɪpəˈɡæstrɪəm
imperium
ɪmˈpɪərɪəm
mesogastrium
ˌmɛsəʊˈɡæstrɪəm
ministerium
ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəm
Miriam
ˈmɪrɪəm
natrium
ˈneɪtrɪəm
planetarium
ˌplænɪˈtɛərɪəm
solarium
səʊˈlɛərɪəm
terrarium
tɛˈrɛərɪəm
vitreum
ˈvɪtrɪəm
yttrium
ˈɪtrɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EPIGASTRIUM

epigamic
epigastria
epigastrial
epigastric
epigeal
epigean
epigene
epigenesis
epigenesist
epigenetic
epigenetically
epigenetics
epigenist
epigenous
epigeous
epiglottal
epiglottic
epiglottides
epiglottis
epignathous

WORDS THAT END LIKE EPIGASTRIUM

armamentarium
bacterium
barium
cladosporium
crematorium
criterium
deuterium
disequilibrium
frigidarium
fusarium
herbarium
honorarium
insectarium
moratorium
mycobacterium
natatorium
oceanarium
praetorium
puerperium
thorium

Synonyms and antonyms of epigastrium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «epigastrium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EPIGASTRIUM

Find out the translation of epigastrium to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of epigastrium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «epigastrium» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

腹部
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

epigastrio
570 millions of speakers

English

epigastrium
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अधिजठर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشرسوف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

надчревная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

epigastrium
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

epigastrium
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épigastre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Epigastrium
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Magengegend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

みぞおち
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상복부
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Epigastrium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phần trên bụng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இரைப்பைக்கு முந்தைய வயிற்றுப் பகுதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऍपिजिस्ट्रिअम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

üst karın duvarı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

epigastrio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nadbrzuszu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

надчревная
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

epigastru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιγάστριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

maag van
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Epigastrium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

epigastrium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of epigastrium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EPIGASTRIUM»

The term «epigastrium» is regularly used and occupies the 95.933 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EPIGASTRIUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about epigastrium

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPIGASTRIUM»

Discover the use of epigastrium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to epigastrium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Unabridged Dictionary of the Sensations "as If".
Chenopodium Vulvaria (Hg) Epigastric Pain. — Pain in the epigastric region, deep in, as if in or behind the duodenum. Lyssin (Hg) Epigastric Pressure. — Sensation of pressure in epigastrium, with a feeling as if it would be relieved by an ...
James William Ward, 1985
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Encyclopaedia of Pure Materia Medica
Sharp, cramping pain across epigastrium, holding me still for a minute, at 12 M. ( forty- ninth day),1.— Severe, cutting, cramping pain in epigastrium, with a faint feeling as if diarrhoea would come on, very distressing, extending to near the ...
T. F. Allen, 2013
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Handbook of Materia Medica and Homoeopathic Therapeutics
Gnawing and pricking in pit (acute and fine beating), with tense feeling. Gnawing, corrosive pain. Cardialgia. Pain ; in epigastric region ; across epigastric region ; in epigastric and umbilical regions ; in epigastrium and chest; in gastric region; ...
Timothy Field Allen, 2003
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Unabridged Dictionary of Sensations as If
Sense of weight and heat in the epigastrium such as is felt after drinking strong spirits. Croton Tiglium (A) Epigastric Hunger. — Pressive sensation in the epigastric region, especially after eating, with a sensation as of hunger, which was not ...
J. W. Ward, 2003
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Singing: The Mechanism and the Technic
The Bouncing Epigastrium 129 This brings us back to the bulging epigastrium described in paragraph 121, regarded as proof of good "diaphragmatic development." When both sets of muscles (diaphragm and abdominals) tense, the ...
William Vennard, 1967
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Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian Medicine: Ancient ...
DPS Tablet XIII ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE: EPIGASTRIUM (UPPER ABDOMEN) A 1 epigastrium red recovery A 2 dehydration epigastrium dark; tongue acute stage; 3.103n shriveled death 18.37 A3 [...] [...] [...] A 4—5 netherworld yellow spots ...
Jo Ann Scurlock, 2005
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What to Do for Head
GROIN EPIGASTRIUM 247 Sharp pain in Epigastrium, relieved by standing erect — DIOSCORIA CHARACTER OF PAIN (epigastric) 254 Burning pain in Epigastrium, constant nausea & vomiting — LABURNUM "9Eructations with colicky ...
D. Lenst, 2002
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Weakness & Its Cure
Sinking sensation in epigastrium during climacteric period. (HR) -- Tab. * Feeling of weakness in the epigastrium in dyspepsia. (HR) -- Uran. * Sinking, emptiness or goneness feeling in epigastrium. (HR) -- Sep. * Sinking sensation in ...
Ahmad Sayeed, 1999
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Clinical lectures on the principles and practice of medicine
She was immediately seized with intense pain in the epigastrium, rapidly extending over the whole abdomen. She did not faint, and was still able to speak, but had to be carried to bed. The accident occurred about 9 P. M., three hours alter she ...
John Hughes Bennett, 1868
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Homoeopathic Materia Medica of the New Remedies: Their ...
Dull pain in the right temple ; constant dull distress in the lower part of the epigastrium. Took one fluid ounce. 9 p. m. — All the afternoon and evening have had constant distress in the lower part of the epigastrium ; slight, drawing pains by ...
Edwin Moses Hale, 1867

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EPIGASTRIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term epigastrium is used in the context of the following news items.
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Case study: Managing PPI-resistant GORD
... GPs should reassess patients in terms of symptomatology. Heartburn is typically burning in the upper epigastrium and potentially retrosternal. «GP online, Jun 15»
2
FOX Sports Broadcaster Trained By Northwestern Vocal Coach
Slaton practiced by lying on the floor and lifting a book with the lower abdomen or epigastrium, which helps to build breath support for the voice. «Northwestern University NewsCenter, Jun 15»
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Waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio and waist-to-height ratio …
... the upper body (nape of neck, shoulders, epigastrium) in boys, whereas in girls peripheral fat accumulation in the lower body predominates. «BMC Blogs Network, May 15»
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Watch what you eat: Report confirms teenager died after eating a …
Her breathing was normal and after an abdominal examination, the doctor found that there was tenderness over the epigastrium — this means ... «The Express Tribune, Feb 15»
5
Ringkasan penghakiman kes rayuan Anwar Ibrahim
... puting kanan dan areola, calitan tubuh daripada pertengahan dada hingga epigastrium (tengah abdomen) dan satu calitan zakar daripada ... «Berita Harian, Feb 15»
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Alternative gallstone treatments
Abdominal pain over liver area extending to the epigastrium or stomach area. What are the treatment options? Conservative management ... «Independent Online, Nov 14»
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Experts advise people to eat sacrificial meat with care
... for precautions, Faisal said that patients of APD (stomach ulcer) should avoid spices and fried meat; otherwise, they can get pain epigastrium. «The Nation, Oct 14»
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The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life
“He was shot in the epigastrium, right under the chest in the middle of the belly,” he says. The hospital staff tried everything they could, but he ... «BBC News, Jul 14»
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acute pancreatitis
Sudden onset and unremitting pain in the central epigastrium is likely to be acute pancreatitis. A previously well person presents with a ... «Pulse, Feb 14»
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Masters of Sex: New book on the life and times of William Masters …
... ardent reader into a deep coma - 'This maculopapular type of erythematous rash first appears over the epigastrium', reads one, fairly typical, ... «Daily Mail, Sep 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Epigastrium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/epigastrium>. Jun 2019 ».
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