Protuberant Abdomen: Causes & Overview


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Fat that accumulates right beneath the skin is called _____.

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1. A medical condition that causes poor muscle tone that can be present at birth or develop later in life and cause a protuberant abdomen is called _____.

2. Which liver disease is one potential cause of a protuberant abdomen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A protuberant abdomen is a fairly common condition that many people experience, though there are often many different causes. This quiz will go over information on some of the main causes of a protuberant abdomen. Each question? will assess you on different conditions and key facts about them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess you on:

  • Accumulations of fat
  • Poor muscle tone
  • Relevant diseases of the liver
  • Fluid accumulation in the abdomen
  • False pregnancy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall -check to ensure that you can recall the main reasons why someone might experience a protuberant abdomen
  • Defining key concepts -see how well you can articulate the specific terms describing protuberant abdomen conditions and their definitions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of protuberant abdomens to identify facts about specific conditions associated with them

Additional Learning

For more facts on protuberant abdomens, read the corresponding lesson called Protuberant Abdomen: Causes & Overview. Read through this lesson to learn about:

  • The definition and characteristics of protuberant abdomens
  • Accumulations of abdominal fat
  • Abdominal muscle tone
  • Build-up of abdominal fluid
  • Protuberant abdomen symptoms