epigastrium epigastrium

Definition(s):

  • (n) the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)

Usage(s):

  1. If you will refer to any recent authority on the subject you will find that the pain of appendicitis starts in the epigastrium, which is in the midline and above the navel.
  2. But to the wage earner who is attempting, with his family, to subsist on $30 a week, a pain in the epigastrium is just cramps and not allergic abdominal migraine.
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