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rupture

 [rup´chur]
1. tearing or disruption of tissue.
2. to forcibly disrupt tissue.
3. hernia.

rup·ture

(rŭp'chŭr),
1. Synonym(s): hernia
2. A solution of continuity or a tear; a break of any organ or another of the soft parts.
3. When used in reference to hollow organs or trauma, term describes the acute explosive disruption of the inner portion of the organ by pressure from within or without, often allowing extravasation of its contents exteriorly.
[L. ruptura, a fracture (of limb or vein), fr. rumpo, pp. ruptus, to break]

rupture

(rŭp′chər)
n.
1. The process of breaking open or bursting.
2. A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines.
3. A tear in an organ or a tissue.
v.
To break open; burst.

rupture

Medtalk A tearing or disruption of a membrane or flattened tissue that was subjected to pressure. See FASIAR rupture, Partial rupture, Premature rupture of membranes, Traumatic disk rupture.

rup·ture

(rŭp'shŭr)
1. Synonym(s): hernia.
2. A solution of continuity or a tear; a break of any organ or other of the soft parts.
[L. ruptura, a fracture (of limb or vein), fr. rumpo, pp. ruptus, to break]

rupture

A popular term for an abdominal HERNIA.

Rupture

A breaking apart of an organ or tissue.
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rup·ture

(rŭp'shŭr)
1. Synonym(s): hernia.
2. A solution of continuity or a tear; a break of any organ or other of the soft parts.
[L. ruptura, a fracture (of limb or vein), fr. rumpo, pp. ruptus, to break]