Flashcards in 17 - The Digestive System Deck (85)
Chronic inflammation of the digestive or GI tract
Overly frequent and loose or fluid evacuations of the large intestine
An inflammation of a sac-like appendage on the inside walls of the large intestine.
Difficulty in swallowing.
An inflammation of the small intestine
A mass in the groin stemming from a looped large intestine that occurs most frequently in overweight females.
A chronic inflammation of the gallbladder, usually accompanied by gallstones.
An inflammation of the stomach
An acute inflammation of the lining of the GI tract
An inflammation of the gums
Indigestion accompanied by a burning sensation.
A generally non-life-threatening disease that is transmitted though contaminated food and drink and causes flu-like symptoms after a 2-week incubation period.
A viral diease, spread by contact with contaminated blood or passed through the placenta from mother to child; a person can be a carrier and be asymptomatic; sever infections are characteristic, as is cirrhosis of the liver.
A viral disease most commonly caused through the transfusion of infected blood; spreading by sexual contact is rare. The signs and symptoms are similar to that of Hepatitis B.
A protusion of an organ through the body wall or into another organ, such as a loop of the large intestine protruding through the abdomen.
A type of hernia in which part of the stomach is protruding through the diaphragm.
Name given to a group of disorders that cause inflammation to the instestines.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBI)
A chronic condition of the large intestine, characterized by recurrent abdominal cramps and diarrhea, often alternating with periods of constipation; usually attributed to stress.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
A yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes, caused by a buildup of a bile pigment.
Inadequate nutrition, but not the same thing as starvation. A person could eat three meals per day and still have this.
A queasy feeling in the GI tract or general abdomen, often culminating in vomiting.
Excessive fat in the body.
An ulcer in the esophagus, stomach, or proximal small intestine, caused by gastric juices eating through the mucous membrane.