The Cyclopaedia Volume 34

The Cyclopaedia Volume 34

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...transverse, or crossing the axis of the trunk at right angles. The great extremity is placed in the left hypochondrium, with the spleen attached to it behind by mean' of the Omentum, and the diaphragm in contact with it towards the front. It stretches across the vertebral column, and ends, by its lesser extremity, in the left hypochondrium. The small lobe of the liver covers it above, being interposed between the stomach and diaphragm, so that these are in contact for a small space only at the left: the pancreas and colon are in contact with it below. The msophagus lies on the middle of the spine: the small curvature includes, in its curve, the lobulus Spigelii and the aorta. The ensiforin cartilage does not answer to the middle of the stomach, but rather to its right portion: the pylorus corresponds nearly to the fundus of the gall-bladder, or to the notch between the two lobes of the liver. The openings of the stomach are placed farther back than the stomach itself; and this in particularly the case with the acsophageal: the latter is also higher in the body, by about two inches, than the pyloric. nosological term GASTRlTIS: and the varieties of InmonsTIOssN are detailed under that head; and more particular explanations of certain modifications or symptoms of it, under the heads CARDIALGIA, HJEMATBMESIS, GAsTRonYNIA, NAUSEA, PYROSIS, &e. It remains in this place only to notice those chronic diseases of structure in the stomach, which could not be included under these heads, and which are not capable of being much relieved by nrt. The nature of these is chiefly ascertained by an examination of the organ after death. si Both the apertures of the stomach are liable to be contracted, or to be the seat of stricturc, as it is more

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