The Digestive System - Medical Terminology
Terms in this set (39)
common bile duct
outward pouch, diverticula
passageway between cavities/outside, fistula
An inguinal hernia is a protrusion of the small intestine through the lower abdominal wall
A disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract is
A birth defect in which the upper jaw fails to fuse entirely is called
This procedure is done to wash out a cavity or organ
This term means "gas"
A patient with a tumor in the liver has what condition
This condition occurs when the stomach extends into the thoracic cavity
This is a surgical procedure in which two cut, tubular structures, such as intestines, are joined
How many combining forms are in the term "choledocholithotomy"
Dyspepsia is a surgical procedure in which peptic ulcers are removed
This ulcer is found in the lower part of the esophagus
Which Greek term means "leather bag" and describes fluid that abnormally accumulates in the peritoneal cavity?
Dyspepsia is a condition of abnormal what
This condition of black and "tarry" feces may indicate gastrointestinal bleeding
Hepatitis is a condition that mostly affects the blood
The abbreviation "GERD" refers to what disease
gastroesophageal reflux disease
An occult blood test is a microscopic examination of feces, especially in the blood
What procedure term means "to make an incision in the abdomen"?
In what part of the body can esophageal varices be found