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  Inguinal hernia



Inguinal hernia

    An abnormal patency or opening by malformation or trauma into the inguinal canal in the groin between the lower abdomen and the scrotum; as for example, when a loop of small intestine protrudes into the canal and may be palpated in the groin or scrotum.

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Abnormal
Not normal. Deviating from the usual structure, position, condition, or behavior. In referring to a growth, abnormal may mean that it is cancerous or premalignant (likely to become cancer).

Malformation
Abnormal or anomalous formation or structure; deformity.

Trauma
Injury caused by external force, chemical, temperature extremes, or poor tooth alignment.

Inguinal
Pertaining to the inguen or groin, the region or crease between the abdomen and the thigh.

Groin
The region of the body where the thigh and lower abdomen meet.

Abdomen
The area between the chest and the hips. Contains the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and spleen.

Scrotum
The bag or sac that hangs below the penis and houses the testicles or balls.

Intestine
The tube involved in digestion and extending from the stomach to the anus. Consists of the small intestine and the large intestine.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Inguinal
Pertaining to the inguen or groin, the region or crease between the abdomen and the thigh.



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Infancy
Babyhood; the period of development between birth and the beginning of early childhood between the ages of two and three years.

Infantilism
The paraphilia of impersonating an infant and being treated as one by the partner; one of the stigmatic/eligibilic paraphilias. Synonym, autonepiophilia.

Infatuation
Foolish and extravagant passion, especially as applied to a love affair that does not meet with family or local community or religious approval, and does not conform to customary criteria of a well arranged marriage.

Inframasculinize
To masculinize insufficiently.

Inguinal
Pertaining to the inguen or groin, the region or crease between the abdomen and the thigh.

Inguinal hernia

Interaxillary
In the armpit, or between the upper arm and lateral chest.

Intercourse
Connection or interaction between people. In sexual intercourse, the connection is usually defined as being between two people. It is erroneously restricted to putting the penis into the vagina (or anus) or the vagina (or anus) onto the penis (penovaginal or penoanal intercourse, respectively). The entire sexual interaction between the partners constitutes sexual intercourse. 2. Connection or interaction between people. In sexual intercourse, the connection is usually defined as being between two people. It is erroneously defined as putting the penis into the vagina (penovaginal intercourse), for the entire sexual interaction between the partners constitutes sexual intercourse.

Interfemoral
Between the thighs.

Interictal
Pertaining to the interval between epileptic seizures and seizure-like attacks.

Intermammary
Between the breasts.

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