What effect does the compressed abdomen have on the movement of blood in the veins of the abdomen?
A compressed abdomen would decrease venous blood flow
A distended abdomen is seen when there is an accumulation of fluid for some reason in the peritoneum.
As fluid accumulates in this cavity, it exerts pressure on the cavity walls and on internal organs. As a result, veins in the abdomen will be compressed,and blood flow through the vessels decreases.