Create an account
chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract usually affecting the ileum and characterized by cobblestone ulcerations and the formation of scar tissue that may lead to intestinal obstruction
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
radiographic examination of the billiary tract and pancreatic ducts with contrast media, fluoroscopy, and endoscopy
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
disorder characterized by the abnormal backward flow of the gastrointestinal contents into the esophagus
eroded area of the muccous membrane of the stomach or duodenum associated with increased secretion of acid from the stomach
a disease characterized by inflammation of the colon with the formation of ulcers
upper GI series (UGI series)
a diagnostic procedure in which a series of radiographic images are taken of the stomach and duodenum after the contrast agent barium has been swallowed (also called a barium swallow)
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography ---> radiographic examination of the biliary tract and pancreatic ducts with contrast media, fluoroscopy, and endoscopy
Barium Enema ---> series of radiographic images taken of the large intestines after a contrast agent has been administered rectally
gastroesophogeal reflux disease ---> abnormal backflow of the gastrointestinal contents into the esophagus
islets of Langerhans
clusters of endocrine tissue found throughout the pancreas made up of different cell types that secrete the hormone insulin
a chemical substance secreted by an endocrine gland that is carried by the blood to a target tissue
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together