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anorexia
lack of appetite
ascites
abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
borborygmus
rumbling or gurgling noise produced by the movement of gas, fluid or both in the gastrointestinal tract
constipation
difficulty in passing feces(stools)
diarrhea
frequent passage of loose, watery stools
flatus
gas expelled through the anus
hematochezia
passage of bright red blood from the rectum
jaundice
yellow-orange coloration of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by high levels of bilirubin in the blood
melena
black tarry stools; feces containing digested blood
nausea
unpleasant sensation on the stomach associated with a tendency to vomit
steatorrhea
fat in the feces; frothy foul smelling fecal matter
herniorrhaphy
suturing repair of a hernia
hematemesis
vomiting of bright blood
hemorrhage
bursting forth blood
cholestasis
controlling bile
menorrhagia
menstration flow
lymphangiectasis
dilation of the lymph vessel
plepharoplasty
surgical repair of the eye
choledochal
pertaining to the bile duct
glosstomy
process of cutting the tounge
stenosis
abnormal ccondition of narrowing
cheilosis
abnormal condition of the lip
buccal
pertaining to the cheek
-ptosis
falling; drooping; prolapse
cholangiogram
recoed of bile vessel
atresia
absence of normal opening
hemoptysis
spitting blood
hepatomegaly
enlargment of the liver
dysphagia
difficulty swallowing
hemolysis
destruction of red blood cells
celiac
pertaining to the abdomen