Strangulated hernia
Strangulated Stran"gu*la`ted, a. 1. (Med.) Having the circulation stopped by compression; attended with arrest or obstruction of circulation, caused by constriction or compression; as, a strangulated hernia. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Contracted at irregular intervals, if tied with a ligature; constricted. [1913 Webster]

{Strangulated hernia}. (Med.) See under {Hernia}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Strangulated hernia — Hernia Her ni*a, n.; pl. E. {Hernias}, L. {Herni[ae]}. [L.] (Med.) A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strangulated hernia — n a hernia in which the blood supply of the herniated viscus is so constricted by swelling and congestion as to arrest its circulation * * * an incarcerated hernia that is so tightly constricted as to compromise the blood supply of the contents… …   Medical dictionary

  • strangulated hernia — noun : a hernia in which the blood supply of the herniated viscus is so constricted by swelling and congestion as to arrest its circulation * * * a hernia, esp. of the intestine, that swells and constricts the blood supply of the herniated part,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strangulated hernia — a hernia, esp. of the intestine, that swells and constricts the blood supply of the herniated part, resulting in obstruction and gangrene. * * * …   Universalium

  • Strangulated — Stran gu*la ted, a. 1. (Med.) Having the circulation stopped by compression; attended with arrest or obstruction of circulation, caused by constriction or compression; as, a strangulated hernia. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Contracted at irregular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hernia — Her ni*a, n.; pl. E. {Hernias}, L. {Herni[ae]}. [L.] (Med.) A protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as, hernia of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hernia — hernial, adj. /herr nee euh/, n., pl. hernias, herniae / nee ee /. Pathol. the protrusion of an organ or tissue through an opening in its surrounding walls, esp. in the abdominal region. Cf. hiatus hernia, strangulated hernia. [1350 1400; ME < L …   Universalium

  • Hernia — A general term referring to a protrusion of a tissue through the wall of the cavity in which it is normally contained. More specifically, a hernia often refers to an opening or weakness in the muscular structure of the wall of the abdomen. This… …   Medical dictionary

  • strangulated — stran|gu|lat|ed [ˈstræŋgjuleıtıd] adj 1.) technical if a part of your ↑bowel is strangulated, it becomes tightly pressed or twisted so that the flow of blood stops ▪ a strangulated hernia 2.) written if someone s voice sounds strangulated, they… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hernia — Classification and external resources Frontal chest X ray showing a hernia of Morgagni ICD 10 K …   Wikipedia

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