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Medical Term 6
abnormal growing together of two surfaces that are normally separated. This may occur after abdominal surgery; surgical treatment called adhesiolysis or adhesiotomy.
Pertaining to the anus
an opening created by surgically joining two structures, such as blood vessels or bowel segments
eating disorder characterized by a prolonged refusal to eat, resulting in emaciation, amenorrhea in females, and abnormal fear of becoming obese. It occurs primarily in adolescents and young adults.
excision of the appendix
without swallowing (inability to)
abnormal collection of fluid in the peritoneal cavity
Barium enema (BE)
series of radiographic images taken of the large intestine after the contrast agent barium has been administered rectally
tumor of the bile duct
inflammation of the gall bladder
x-ray of the gallbladder
visual examination of the colon
brings part of the large intestine out through the abdominal wall
chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract usually affecting the ileum and colon. Characterized by cobblestone ulcerations and the formation of scar tissue that may lead to intestinal obstruction.
inflammation of the diverticulum
disorder that involves inflammation of the intestine (usually the large intestine) associated with diarrhea and abdominal pain
difficult digestion (often used to describe GI systems such as abdominal pain and bloating)
gas in the digestive tract or expelled through the anus
washing out of the stomach
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
the abnormal backward flow of the gastrointestinal contents into the esophagus, causing heartburn and the gradual breakdown of the mucous barrier of the esophagus
instrument used for visual examination of the stomach
inflammation of the gums
vomiting of blood
excision of half the colon
inflammation of the liver
tumor of the liver
obstruction of the intestine, often caused by failure of peristalsis
creation of artificial opening into the ileum (through the abdominal wall creating a stoma, a mouthlike opening on the abdominal wall)
visual examination of the abdominal cavity
separates the nasal cavity from the oral cavity
inflammation of the palate
produces pancreatic juice, which helps digest all types of food and secretes insulin for carbohydrate metabolism
involuntary wavelike contractions that propel food along the digestive tract
pertaining to the peritoneum
abnormal backward flow: in esophageal reflex the stomach contents flow back into the esophagus
stone in the salivary gland
pertaining to under the tongue
twisting or kinking of the intestines, causing intestinal obstruction