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the excessive swallowing of air while eating or drinking, and is a common cause of gas in the stomach
frequent, watery stools often with blood and mucus accompanied by pain, fever, and dehydration
Surgical joining of two ducts, vessels, or bowel segments to allow flow from one to another
eating disorder brought about by an extreme pursuit of thinness characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss
grey-white pits with a red border in the soft tissues lining the mouth; also known as canker sores or mouth ulcers
food poisoning characterized by paralysis and often death; caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum
a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
Ulcers of the small intestine caused by an excessive secretion of hydrochloric acid and Helicobacter pylori infection.
A condition in which stomach contents move backward into the esophagus, i.e., heartburn.
removal of part of the stomach and creation of a new opening between the stomach and the duodenum
blister-like sores on the lips and adjacent facial tissue; also known as cold sores or fever blisters
protrusion of a loop of the intestine through layers of the abdominal wall in the inguinal region
yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood
the process of wave-like muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
enteric bacteria, causes typhoid fever and gastroenteritis, most common food born illness
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