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- 1 Help this page
- 2 Rewriting the article
- 3 Abdomen: vertebrates, Arthropoda, etc.
- 4 Human abdomen
- 5 What about spiders?
- 6 File:Example of a physically fit human male abdomen.jpg Nominated for Deletion
- 7 Polish wikipedia
- 8 Recommend edit
- 9 Location
- 10 Muscle section corrections
- 11 Proposed merge of Midriff and Waist into this article
Help this page
This page was originally created by user:Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason to provide information about abdomens in general. Many animals besides humans have one. Please help clean up or add to this article. TheLimbicOne 18:57, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
TheLimbicOne and I have been discussing my recent editorial boldness and the need for Abdomen to broadly cover the topic. You can follow it in my talk page and Limbic's talk, but if you're disinclined, here's my last post:
- I take your point about the intent of the Abdomen page and must say I didn't appreciate its purpose at the time. My toes are quite intact, thankyou, as is my spirit. Abdomen really is in dire need of some work. My first thought was it needed a disambiguation page, but now I'm thinking maybe some article that is informative, but provides the disambiguation links as well, may be more useful. I'll stick this to the abdomen discussion page in case others are more inspired to have a go. --Mattopaedia 01:33, 31 December 2005 (UTC)
This article need complete rewriting because: the style is poor, facts are incomplete or wrong, structure is chaotic. Nothing about the article should be in Wikipedia. For a doctor this is a disaster. jmak 05:24, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Rewriting the article
I have done a rewrite of the first two sections of this article and added appropriate references. I have also removed all the material I believe to be incorrect. Please review this edit and add to it. I don't have a particularly good knowledge of invertebrates so I have left this section, any help would be most welcome. Blacknightshade 22:06, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
- I`ve done quite lot of corrections and some factual changes in first two paragraphs. ^^^^ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmak (talk • contribs) 09:27, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
- Almost rewrited introduction and vertabrates (unvertebrates untouched). Keeeping the structure (my last 3-4 corrections) jmak 07:13, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
Abdomen: vertebrates, Arthropoda, etc.
In my opinion Abdomen (vertebrates) and Abdomen (Arthropoda) should be two separate articles.
The illustration for abdomen (Arthropoda) should be a more generic one such as http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagen:Insect_anatomy_diagram.svg. The one used now is that of a very especialized group, ants, that doesn't represent the abdomen structure very well. --Polinizador (talk) 15:04, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
What about spiders?
Unlike other Arthropods, insects possess no legs on the abdomen in adult form,
Seriously out of all the pictures with people with six packs, you choose that one of that teen. If your going to write about a six pack get a decent picture at least. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:21, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
File:Example of a physically fit human male abdomen.jpg Nominated for Deletion
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The line in Vertebrate abdomen section: "Abdominal organs can be highly specialized in some animals. For example the stomach of ruminants (a suborder of mammals) is divided into four chambers - rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum." seems out of place and incoherent in context. IMO it either should go elsewhere, be elaborated in a structure in which it fits usefully, or be removed. I may get around to deleting it myself if no one else does something useful first. JonRichfield (talk) 16:17, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
I put a reference of subcostal margin to subcostal plane, so that it now reads: "The upper lateral limit of the abdomen is the subcostal margin (at or near near the subcostal plane)". Is this correct anatomically? What exactly is the "subcostal margin" defined as for that matter? Jimw338 (talk) 15:18, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Muscle section corrections
The second paragraph in the muscle subsection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdomen#Muscles) needs some work. The last sentence is broken up and should mention that visibility of abs is mainly dependent upon having a low body fat percentage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 12:40, 27 April 2014 (UTC)