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Digestive System - Medical Terminology

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hem/occult
hidden blood
hepat/itis
inflammation of the liver
aliment
food
cholecyst/itis
inflammation of the gallbladder
diverticulosis
condition of bypass, abnormal outpouching of the instestines
pylor/ic sphincter
muscle that is the gatekeeper to the small instestines
mastic/ate
process of chewing
hemo
blood
absorp/tion
process of being absorbed
appendic/itis
inflammation of the appendix
degluti/tion
process of swallowing
intrins/ic factor
a factor within the body or organ
peri
around
dont
teeth
stoma
mouth
sigm
means an S
sigm/oid colon
resembling an S shape
aliment
food
aliment/ary canal
pertaining to the food canal
cirrh/osis
condition of yellowness indicates disease of the liver
ary
pertaining to
cec
blind
-rrhea
flow of liquid
dia/rrhea
excessive flow through of fecal material
gastro
stomach
gingiv
gums
BMI
Body Mass Index
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
IBS
irritable bowel syndrome
NG Tube
nasogastric tube
TPN
total parental nutrition