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Abdominal girth

Definition

Abdominal girth is the measurement of the distance around the abdomen at a specific point, usually at the level of the belly button (navel). Abdominal girth can be an objective measurement of abdominal swelling or obesity.


Review Date: 10/31/2007
Reviewed By: Robert Hurd, M.D., Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Biology, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, and physician in the Primary Care Clinic, Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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