epigastrium

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Epigastrium

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epigastrium (plural epigastria)

  1. (anatomy) The upper middle region of the abdomen, between the umbilical and hypochondriac regions.
    • 1839, Robley Dunglison, Dunglison's American medical library
      In cases of extreme thickening of the coats of the stomach, of a scirrhoid character, where the suffering patients are almost worn out with constant pain, such remedies, applied over the epigastrium, most materially alleviate the distress.