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Meaning of GUARDING

 
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 Definition: Involuntary local reflex ("protective") abdominal muscle contraction in the region of an area of peritonitis (inflamed lining membrane of the potential cavity in the abdomen).
 
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 Related Terms: care, charge, covering, custodial, custodianship, custody, defending, defensive, fostering, guardian, hold, immunizing, keep, keeping, parental, preventive, preventive custody, prophylactic, protecting, protection, protective, protective custody, safeguarding, safekeeping, screening, self-defensive, self-preservative, self-protective, sheltering, shielding, tutelary, vigilant, ward, watchful
 

 

 

 

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