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hernias


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  brain,  of  the  lung,  or  of  the  bowels.  Hernia  of 
  the  abdominal  viscera  in  most  common.  Called  also  {rupture}. 
 
  {Strangulated  hernia},  a  hernia  so  tightly  compressed  in  some 
  part  of  the  channel  through  which  it  has  been  protruded  as 
  to  arrest  its  circulation,  and  produce  swelling  of  the 
  protruded  part  It  may  occur  in  recent  or  chronic  hernia, 
  but  is  more  common  in  the  latter. 




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