terms for final quiz 3 digestive system

  1. stool guaiac
    test that is used to determine if blood is present in feces
  2. liveropathy
    chronic disease of the liver with degeneration of liver cells
  3. gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
    heartburn is a symptom of this disease in which solids and fluids return to the mouth from the stomach
  4. jejunum
    second portion of the small intestine
  5. duodenum
    first portion of the small intestine
  6. ileum
    third portion of the small intestine
  7. defecation
    expulsion or passage of feces from body
  8. gallbladder
    small sac under the liver, stores bile
  9. esophagus
    tube connecting throat to stomach
  10. pharynx
    the medical term for the throat
  11. cecum
    first part of the large intestine
  12. colon
    the large intestine
  13. melena
    black, tarry stools (contains blood)
  14. jaundice
    yellow-orange coloration of the skin caused by hyperbilirubinema
  15. leukoplakia
    white patches on the mucosa of the mouth
  16. volvulus
    twisting of the intestine upon itself
  17. intussusception
    telescoping of the intestine
  18. ascites
    abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
  19. buccal
    referring to toward the cheek
  20. sphincter
    ring of muscle that controls the enter or exit of food to or from the stomach
  21. peristalsis
    involuntary, progressive rhythmic muscular contractions of the esophagus and intestines
  22. cholelithiasis
    condition of having stones in the gallbladder
  23. dysentary
    painful, inflammed intestines
  24. dysphagia
    difficulty swallowing or eating
  25. esophageal varices
    pertaining to varicose veins in the esophagus
  26. diverticulosis
    abnormal outpouchings of the intestinal wall
  27. ase
  28. chole
  29. laparo
  30. procto
  31. stomato
  32. litho
  33. emesis
  34. plasty
  35. rrhage
    bursting of blood
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terms for final quiz 3 digestive system
terms for final quiz 3 digestive system