abdomin/o celi/o lapar/o
what is pulse oximetry?
nonivasive method of estimating the percentage of oxygen saturation in the blood.
what are two most common causes of stomatitis?
viral (herpes simplex) or bacterial (cadida albicans) infections.
Which area/s refer to small intestine and large intestine?
small intestine is in the stomach area and the large intestine is the area from the end of the colon to the rectum
what are the medical terms for breathing or ventilation?
inhilation/inspiration or exhalation/expiration
name the parts of the digestive system
mouth, esophagus, stomach,small intestine,large intestine, rectum and anus
what is sleep apnea?
breathing cessation that happens periodically during sleep
How is a hiatal hernia caused?
caused by a defect in the diaphragm that lets part of the stomach slide up into the chest cavity, allowing stomach acid to invade the esophagus.
how does the cause of viral hepatitis differ from that of toxic hepatitis?
viral hepatitis is caused by a virus;toxic hepatitis is a toxic reaction to chemical toxicants, hepatotoxic substances(ex. medications and alcohol)
what is the difference between cholelithiasis and cholecystitis?
cholelithiasis is the formation of gallstones from cholesteral and bilirubin; cholecystitis is the inflammation of the gallbladder
what is the end portion of the large intestine called?
what is excretion?
elimination of materials that are not absorbed by the body.
what are the characteristics of bacterial and viral pneumonia?
bacterial is sudden and severe; symptoms include fever, cough, chills and difficulty breathing.
Viral is gradual; symptoms include fever and a hacking cough...viral spreads through the lung fields where bacterial usually stays local
what two diseases must be diagnosed first to be diagnosed with COPD?
patient must have chronic bronchitits and emphysema.