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protrusion of any organ, tissue, or structure through the wall of the cavity in which it is naturally contained.
passage of dark-colored, tarry stools, due to the presence of blood altered by intestional juices
breakdown of food providing body with essential water, nutrients, and minerals. Completes mechanical and chemical breakdown of foods for absorption by cell membranes
Gastrointestinal tract (alimentary canal)
extends from the mouth to the anus.
5. Small Intestine
6. Large Intestine
large folds of the stomach when the stomach is empty, the folds disappear when there is food in the stomach (expands and contracts)
in the RUQ and the largest internal organ in the body. Manufactures the anticoagulant heprin, prothombin and thrombin. Detoxifies the blood
where most of digestion takes place, 80% of absorption takes place here. 21 feet long and has 3 sections
protrusion of organ tissue or structure through wall of cavity. Can cause strangulation or necrosis.
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