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Flashcards in Abdominal/Gastrointestinal- Level 1 Deck (15):
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BM

Bowel Movement

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Cholecystitis

Inflammation of the gall bladder, usually results in surgical removal (cholecystectomy)

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Diffuse

Not local, generalized

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Distended

Swollen, enlarged, and bloated, usually due to internal pressure

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Diverticulitis

Inflammation of the diverticula (small outpourings) in the colon

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Dysphagia

difficulty swallowing

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Emesis

Vomiting

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GI

Gastonintestinal

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Gaurding

Contraction of the muscles of the abdominal wall upon palpation

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Hematochezia

Bright red blood in the stool

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Hernia

Protrusion of a tissue through the wall of the cavity in which the tissue is normally contained

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Pancreatitis

Inflammation of the pancreas

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Peritonitis

Inflammation of the peritoneum, the membrane lining the abdominal cavity.

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Rebound

Physical exam finding in which pain is felt after releasing the hand from palpating the abdomen, indicates peritonitis

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Rigidity

An abnormally hard/stiff abdomen upon palpation, not soft