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abnormal growing together of two surfaces that are normally separated. This may occur after abdominal surgery; surgical treatment called adhesiolysis or adhesiotomy.
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.
Barium enema (BE)
series of radiographic images taken of the large intestine after the contrast agent barium has been administered rectally
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.
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)
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
creation of artificial opening into the ileum (through the abdominal wall creating a stoma, a mouthlike opening on the abdominal wall)
produces pancreatic juice, which helps digest all types of food and secretes insulin for carbohydrate metabolism
abnormal backward flow: in esophageal reflex the stomach contents flow back into the esophagus
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