diastasis recti


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di·as·ta·sis rec·'ti

separation of rectus abdominis muscles away from the midline, sometimes seen during or following pregnancy.

diastasis recti

A separation of the two halves of the rectus abdominis muscles in the midline at the linea alba. The diastasis may require surgical repair depending upon its severity; it is benign in pregnant women.
See also: diastasis
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