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Diseases of the Digestive System (Paperback) Loot Price: R369
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Diseases of the Digestive System (Paperback): Frank Billings
Diseases of the Digestive System (Paperback): Frank Billings

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Diseases of the Digestive System (Paperback)

Frank Billings

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Part VIII.--Abdominal Splanchnoptosis. CHAPTER I. Definition: --A prolapse of the abdominal organs as a result of relaxation of their ligaments and of the abdominal walls. Etiology: --As a predisposing cause may be mentioned a poorly developed osseous system. In some skeletons, the depressions in which organs rest, and the prominences to which ligaments are attached are imperfectly formed. Or the bones comprising the trunk of the body may be so arranged that a shallow abdomen is produced, with possibly an unduly downward slanting of the anterior surface of the posterior abdominal wall. Such imperfect development and construction may be congenital or it may be due to rachitis in early life. Because of the abnormal conditions mentioned, the organs in the abdomen are more than normally dependent upon their ligamentous attachments. This increased dependence and accompanying strain is inclined to cause a prolapse, and then if some exciting cause arises to weaken the vitality and strength of the body tissues, or to decrease the adipose tissue which may have been so located as to form some support to the organs, the tendency to prolapse is increased. A lessening of the adipose tissue seems to have considerable influence, especially if there is a marked decrease within a short period of time. It evidently acts not only in removing a part of the support to the organs, but also in causing a loss in the amount of intra-abdominal tension. 329 As examples of the exciting causes which produce a loss of vitality and of fat, may be mentioned the acute fevers. Chronic diseases of a wasting or prostrating nature act in the same, manner. A history of chlorosis occurring about the period of puberty may often be obtained from women, who in later life suffer from splanchnoptosis. Ricke.


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Frank Billings
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-65727-6
Barcode: 9781150657276
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-65727-8

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