The abdomen is the area of the body between the diaphragm and pelvis. Most of the organs of digestion are located in the abdomen.
Review Date 10/26/2017
Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.