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EZ: NCLEX Review for the Complete Idiot. Care of Pts. w/Lower GI Disorders. #1. Basic Vocab.

Idiots guide to vocabulary relating to Gastrointestinal Disorders. Nursing.
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Appendicitis
Inflamed appendix.
Colectomy
The removal of large bowel.
Colitis
The inflammation of the colon.
Colostomy
The diversion of the large bowel thru the abdominal wall.
Diverticulosis
Outpouchings in the colon.
Fistula
Tunnel connection between between the bowel & another organ.
Hernia
Bulging of abdominal contents thru the abdominal wall.
Ileostomy
Diversion of the small bowel thru the abdominal wall.
Intussesception
The telescoping of a bowel.
Melena
Blood in the stool.
Peritonitis
Inflammation or infection of the peritoneum.
Volvulus
The twisting of bowel.