Med Surg

  1. amylase
    pancreatic enzyme that aids in the digestion of carbohydrated
  2. cholecystectomy
    removal of the gallbladder
  3. cholecystitis
    inflammation of the gallbladder
  4. cholecystojejunostomy
    anastomosis of the jejunum to the gallbladder to diver bile flow
  5. cholecystokinin-pancreozymin (CCK-PZ)
    hormone; major stimulus for digestive enzyme secretion; stimulates contraction of the gallbladder
  6. cholecystostomy
    opening and drainage of the gallbladder
  7. choledochojejunostomy
    anastomosis of the common duct to jejunum
  8. choledocholithiasis
    stones in the common duct
  9. choledocholithotomy
    incision of common bile duct for removal of stones
  10. choledochostomy
    opening into the common duct
  11. cholelithiasis
    calculi in the gallbladder
  12. dissolution therapy
    use of medication to break up/dissolve gallstones
  13. endocrine
    secreting internally; hormonal secretion of ductless gland
  14. endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    an endoscopic procedure using fiberoptic technology to visualize the biliary system
  15. exocrine
    secreting externally; hormonal secreting from excretory ducts
  16. lipase
    pancreatic enzyme; aids in the digestion of fats
  17. lithotripsy
    disintegration of gallstones by shock waves
  18. pancreaticojejunostomy
    joining of the pancreatic duct to jejunum by side to side anastomosis;allows drainage of the pancreatic secretions into the jejunum
  19. pancreatitis
    inflammation of the pancreas;acute or chronic
  20. secretin
    hormaone responsible for stimulating secetion of pancreatic juice; also used as an aid in diagnosing pancreatic exocrine disease and in obtaining desquamated pancreatic cells for cytologic examination
  21. steatorrhea
    frothy, foul smelling stools with a hugh fat content resulting from impaired digestion of proteins and fats due to a lack of pancreatic juice in the intestine
  22. trypsin
    pancreatic enzyme; aids in digestion of proteins
  23. wound-ostomy-continence (WOC) nurse
    nurse specially educated in appropriate skin,wound,ostomy, and continence care, often referred to as wound-care specialist or enterostomal therapist
  24. Zollinger-Ellison tumor
    hypersection of gastric acid that produces peptic ulcers as a result of a non-beta-cell tumor of the pancreatic islets
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