Digestive System Terms

  1. Gastr/o
    • Stomach
    • ex. Gastritis, gastrectomy
  2. Hepat/o
    • Liver
    • ex. hepatitis (inflammation of)
    • hepatoma (tumor of)
  3. Chol/e
    • Gall, Bile
    • ex. cholecystitis (inflammation of)
    • cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder)
  4. Cyst/o
    bladder, sac

    cystitis (inflamation of)
  5. emes/o
    • vomit
    • ex. emesis (vomiting)
    • emetic (stimulating vomiting)
    • antiemetic (stopping vomiting)
  6. lith/o
    • stone
    • ex. cholelithotomy (removal of gall stones)
  7. Lapar/o
    • abdominal wall
    • ex. laparotomy (cutting into the abdomen)
  8. -centesis
    • to puncture
    • abdominocentesis (puncturing and draingin
  9. -tripsy
    • to crush
    • cholelithotripsy (smashing gall stones with sound waves)
  10. -rrhea
    • flow, dishcharge
    • ex. diarrhea
  11. -iasis (-osis)
    • abnormal condition
    • ex. cholelithiasis (presence of gall stones causing symptoms)
  12. Gastritis
    inflammation of the stomach
  13. gastrectomy
    removal of the stomach
  14. cholecystitis
    inflammation of the gall baldder
  15. cholecystectomy
    removal of the gall bladder
  16. emesis
    vomiting
  17. emetic
    stimulation vomiting
  18. antiemetic
    stopping vomiting
  19. cholelithotomy
    removal of gall stones
  20. laparotomy
    cutting into the abdomen
  21. abdominocentesis
    puncturing and draining of the abdomen
  22. cholelithotripsy
    smashing of gall stones with sound waves
  23. cholelithiasis
    presence of gall stones causing symptomgs
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Digestive System Terms
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Digestive System Terms
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