medical term

  1. Malocclusion (mal-oh-KLOO-zhun)
    Any deviation from the normal positioning of the upper teeth against the lower teeth
  2. Salivary Glands
    Secretes saliva that moistens food
  3. Esophagus
    A collapsible tube that leads from the pharynx to the stomach
  4. Epiglottis
    Closes off the entrance to the trachea
  5. Dentition (den-TISH-un)
    the natural teeth arranged in the upper and lower jaws
  6. Cecum (SEE-kum)
    Pouch that lies on the right side of the abdomen.
  7. Enzymes
    Responsible for the chemical changes that break foods down into simpler forms of nutrients
  8. Cholecystic (koh-lee-SIS-tick)
    Pertaining to the gallbladder
  9. Bilirubin (bill-ih-ROO-bin)
    Pigment produced from the destruction of hemoglobin
  10. Peristalsis (pehr-ih-STAL-sis)
    A series of wavelike contractions of the smooth muscle in a single direction
  11. Mastication (mass-tih-KAY-shun)
    Breaks food down into smaller pieces and mixes it with saliva.
  12. Periodontist (pehr-ee-oh-DON-tist)
    Dental specialist who prevents or treats disorders of tissues surrounding the teeth
  13. Borborygmus (bor-boh-RIG-mus)
    The rumbling noise caused by the movement of gas in the intestine
  14. Proctologist (prock-TOL-oh-jist)
    Specializes in disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus
  15. Gingivitis (jin-jih-VYE-tis)
    Inflammation of the gums
  16. Pyrosis (pye-ROH-sis)
    The burning sensation caused by the return of acidic stomach contents into the esophagus
  17. Dysphagia (dis-FAY-jee-ah)
    Difficulty in swallowing
  18. Halitosis (hal-ih-TOH-sis)
    An unpleasant odor coming from the mouth that may caused by dental diseases
  19. Malabsorption (mal-ab-SORP-shun)
    Condition in which the small intestine cannot absorb nutrients from food that passes through it
  20. Aerophagia (ay-er-oh-FAY-jee-ah)
    The excessive swallowing of air while eating or drinking
  21. Ileus (ILL-ee-us)
    Partial or complete blockage of the small or large intestine
  22. Cirrhosis (sih-ROH-sis)
    Progressive degenerative disease of the liver in which scar tissue replaces normal tissue.
  23. Cholelithiasis (koh-lee-lih-THIGH-ah-sis)
    The presence of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts
  24. Hemoccult (HEE-moh-kult)
    Lab test for hidden blood in the stools
  25. Proctopexy (PROCK-toh-peck-see)
    The surgical fixation of a prolapsed rectum to an adjacent tissue or organ
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