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Digestive system

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amino acids
final product of digestion of protein
caries
tooth decay
chief cells
secrete digestive enzymes; stomach
cholecystitis
inflammation of gall bladder
colitis
inflammation of the colon
colostomy
opening or removal of a portion of large intestine
lumen
general term for a tube
diverticulitis
inflammation of abnormal saclike out-pouchings of intestinal wall
dysentery
bacterial, protozoan, or worm that causes disorder to colon
emesis
vomiting
fatty acids
end product of fats digestion
gastroenteritis
inflammation of stomach and small intestines
glucose
final product of carbohydrate digestion
glycerol
end product of fats digestion
jaundice
impeded flow of bile from liver to duodenum; gives yellowish appearance
malocclusion
abnormal contact between teeth of upper jaw and lower jaw
mesentary
membrane holding small intestine in place
pyloric stenosis
narrowing of passageway between stomach and duodenum
sigmoidoscopy
digital rectal exam to aid in diagnosis of cancers
tonsils
lymph tissue that protect against bacteria (palatine, pharyngeal, lingual)
vestibule
chamber between lips, teeth, cheeks
gastroesophageal reflux disease
backward flow of stomach acid into esophagus causing burning and pressure behind sternum
omentum
membrane attaching stomach to intestines