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appendix(a-pen'diks) ('di-sez) plural.appendixesplural.appendices [L. appendix, appendage, addition]
An appendage, esp. the appendix vermiformis. Synonym: appendage See: digestive system and omentum for illus
A small muscular pouch attached to each atrium of the heart.
An obsolete term for the xiphoid process of the sternum.
A cystic structure attached to the epididymis, It is a vestigial remnant of the mesonephric duct.
Any of numerous pouches of the peritoneum, filled with fat and attached to the colon.
A small bladder-like structure at the upper end of the testis . It ia a vestigial remnant of the cephalic portion of the müllerian duct
ventricular appendixLaryngeal saccule.
A long, narrow, worm-shaped tube connected to the back of the cecum. It varies in length from less than 1 in to more than 8 in (2.5 to 20.3 cm) with an average of about 3 in (7.6 cm). Its distal end is closed. It is lined with mucosa similar to that of the large intestine. The appendix contains many lymph nodules. It is commonly referred to simply as the appendix. Synonym: vermiform process
appendix vermiformisSee: vermiform appendix
A cystic structure attached to the fimbriated end of the uterine tube. It is a vestigial remnant of the mesonephric duct.
An obsolete term for the xiphoid process.
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Patient discussion about appendixes
Q. What Causes Acute Appendicitis? I've heard that appendicitis is a very common situation. What causes it to happen? Is there a way to avoid it?
A. Appendicitis is caused by an infection of the appendix, usually from bacterias that are already located in the abdomen. It is not a situation that can be avoided and can occur in a high prevalence in the population.More discussions about appendixes
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