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amino acids

final product of digestion of protein

caries

tooth decay

chief cells

secrete digestive enzymes; stomach

cholecystitis

inflammation of gall bladder

colitis

inflammation of the colon

colostomy

opening or removal of a portion of large intestine

lumen

general term for a tube

diverticulitis

inflammation of abnormal saclike out-pouchings of intestinal wall

dysentery

bacterial, protozoan, or worm that causes disorder to colon

emesis

vomiting

fatty acids

end product of fats digestion

gastroenteritis

inflammation of stomach and small intestines

glucose

final product of carbohydrate digestion

glycerol

end product of fats digestion

jaundice

impeded flow of bile from liver to duodenum; gives yellowish appearance

malocclusion

abnormal contact between teeth of upper jaw and lower jaw

mesentary

membrane holding small intestine in place

pyloric stenosis

narrowing of passageway between stomach and duodenum

sigmoidoscopy

digital rectal exam to aid in diagnosis of cancers

tonsils

lymph tissue that protect against bacteria (palatine, pharyngeal, lingual)

vestibule

chamber between lips, teeth, cheeks

gastroesophageal reflux disease

backward flow of stomach acid into esophagus causing burning and pressure behind sternum

omentum

membrane attaching stomach to intestines

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