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  1. Gingivitis
    Inflammation of the gums in the oral cavity
  2. Peristalsis
    The process of wavelike movement of products through the gastrointestinal tract.
  3. Hiatal Hernia
    A defect in the diaphragm that allows a portion of the stomach to slide into the chest cavity
  4. Dysphagia
    difficulty swallowing
  5. Pepsin
    The chemical produces and secreted in the stomach that helps to protect the stomach lining anf prevent ulcerations
  6. Melena
    meaning dark,tarry stools that contains old blood
  7. Ascites
    Accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity
  8. Q: What are the typical symptoms of IBS?
    A: constipation alternating with diarrhea
  9. Diverticulosis
    A chronic condition of the intestinal wall causing small out-pouches in the lining that can lead to inflammation and even intestinal rupture
  10. Inguinal hernia
    A hernia that occurs in the groin area.
  11. Vermiform appendix
    The structure that has no digestive function, but may aid inour resistance to infection, which protrudes from the ascending colon (cecum)
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