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the upper and middle region of the abdomen, located within the sternal angle. adj., adj epigas´tric.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
the region of the abdomen located between the costal margins and the subcostal plane. (TA lists this term as synonymous with epigastric fossa.
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n. pl. epigas·tria (-trē-ə)
The upper middle region of the abdomen.
ep′i·gas′tric (-trĭk) adj.
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ep·i·gas·tric re·gion(ep'i-gas'trik rē'jŭn) [TA]
The region of the abdomen located between the costal margins and the subcostal plane.
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epigastriumThe central upper region of the abdomen. Epigastric pain is a feature of duodenitis or duodenal ulcer.
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