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Hypochondrium vs. Hypochondria

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Hypochondriumnoun

(anatomy) The upper region of the abdomen, below the lower ribs, each side of the epigastrium.

Hypochondrianoun

(medicine) A psychological disorder characterized by excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness.

Hypochondriumnoun

Either of the hypochondriac regions.

Hypochondrianoun

An excessive concern about one's own health, particularly a morbid worry about illnesses which a person imagines are affecting him, often focusing on specific symptoms; also called hypochondriasis.

Hypochondriumnoun

the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium

Hypochondrianoun

chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments

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Hypochondrium

In anatomy, the division of the abdomen into regions can employ a nine-region scheme. The hypochondrium refers to the two hypochondriac regions in the upper third of the abdomen; the left hypochondrium and right hypochondrium.

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