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guard·ing

(gard'ing),
A spasm of muscles to minimize motion or agitation of sites affected by injury or disease.
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guarding

Physical exam Involuntary muscle spasm elicited by fulminant acute peritonitis, leaving the anterior abdominal muscles in a state of tonic contraction, imparting a board-like consistency to the rectus abdominis muscles, distinguished from voluntary guarding, seen in 'ticklish' Pts. See Abdominal guarding.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

guard·ing

(gahrd'ing)
A spasm of muscles to minimize motion or agitation of sites affected by injury or disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

guarding

Reflex tightening of the muscles of the abdominal wall when pressed upon by the examining hand in the presence of underlying tenderness from inflammation. Guarding makes examination difficult but is, in itself, of diagnostic significance.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

guard·ing

(gahrd'ing)
A spasm of muscles to minimize motion or agitation of sites affected by injury or disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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