the formation of stones in an internal organ
A condition in which hydrochloric acid is absent in the stomach.
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
surgical repair of the anus
eating disorder brought about by an extreme pursuit of thinness characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss
visual examination of the anus
grey-white pits with a red border in the soft tissues lining the mouth; also known as canker sores or mouth ulcers
an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin
the rumbling noise caused by the movement of gas in the intestine.
food poisoning characterized by paralysis and often death; caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum
grinding of the teeth
repeated binge eating, usually followed by vomiting
pain in the gall bladder
surgical removal of the gallbladder
inflammation of the gall bladder
incision into the common bile duct to remove a stone
the presence of gallstones in the gallbladder
an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
chronic degenerative disease of the liver
inflammation of the colon
visual examination of the colon
a surgical operation that creates an opening from the colon to the surface of the body to function as an anus
the surgical removal of a diverticulum
inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon)
Ulcers of the small intestine caused by an excessive secretion of hydrochloric acid and Helicobacter pylori infection.
a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
difficulty in swallowing
a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
inflammation of the intestine (especially the small intestine)
gas expelled from the stomach through the mouth
A condition in which stomach contents move backward into the esophagus, i.e., heartburn.
surgical repair of the esophagus
removal of part of the stomach and creation of a new opening between the stomach and the duodenum
inflammation of stomach and small intestine
bleeding from the stomach
excessive secretion of gastric juice or mucus in the stomach
A tear or bursting of the stomach.
creation of an artificial opening into the stomach
surgical removal of gum tissue
test to detect blood in feces
surgical procedure for tying hemorrhoids and excising them
inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin
abnormal enlargement of the liver
suturing of liver
rupture of the liver
surgical incision into the liver
blister-like sores on the lips and adjacent facial tissue; also known as cold sores or fever blisters
hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm
severe and excessive vomiting
the surgical removal of the ileum
inflammation of the lower portion of the small intestine
valve between the small intestine and large intestine
creation of a new opening through the abdominal wall into the ileum
obstruction of the intestine, often caused by failure of peristalsis
protrusion of a loop of the intestine through layers of the abdominal wall in the inguinal region
telescoping of a segment of the intestine
yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood
pertaining to the maxilla and the face
abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding)
insertion of a tube through the nose into the stomach
a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
the process of wave-like muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
compulsive eating of nonnutritive substances such as clay or ice
surgical repair of the rectum
the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
enteric bacteria, causes typhoid fever and gastroenteritis, most common food born illness
visual examination of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
twisting of the bowel on itself, causing obstruction
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