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EZ: NCLEX Review for the Complete Idiot series! Vocab: Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreatic Disorders. Nursing. LVN LPN.

NCLEX review/Vocabulary & definitions of: Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreatic Disorders. Vocabulary words. LVN LPN RN
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Ascites
This is fluid in the abdomen d/t decreased albumin:
Asterixis
This is also known as 'Liver Flap'.
Cirrhosis
This is scarring and hardening of the liver d/t inflammation:
Encephalopathy
This is a neurologic change d/t excess ammonia:
Fetor hepaticus
This is the technical term for foul breath:
These are the S/S of Hepatorenal Syndrome:
1) Oliguria retention 2) Sodium retention w/o kidney defects.
Hepatitis
This is inflammation of the liver cells:
Jaundice
This is the yellowing of the sclerae and skin d/t excess bilirubin:
Portal hypertension.
This term describes increased pressure in the portal circulation:
Pancreatectomy
This is the removal of all or part of the pancreas:
Steatorrhea
This is the term for fatty, foul-smelling stools:
Varices
This is the term for weakened, swollen veins:
Cholecystitis
This is 'Inflammation of the Gallbladder':
Cholesterol
This is the composition of gallstones:
Murphy's sign
This sign is the inability to take a deep breath when fingers are pressed under the liver margin:
Bilirubin
This is the pigment from the breakdown of red blood cells:
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
This is the procedure that shatters gallstones using sound waves:
T-tube
This is a surgical drain used to ensure that bile drains freely from the gallbladder after surgery:
Laparoscopic Cholecystectromy
This procedure is the removal of the gallbladder through a small abdominal incision:
Chenodeoxycholic Acid
This substance dissolves cholesterol gallstones:
Choledonchoscopy
This procedure is the use of an endoscope to explore the common bile duct: