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Flashcards in Ch. 12 Symptomatic Terms Deck (20):
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anorexia

loss of appetite (orexia = appetite)

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aphagia

inability to swallow

3

ascites

accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity (ascot = bags)

4

buccal

in the cheek

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diarrhea

frequent loose or liquid stools

6

constipation

infrequent or incomplete bowel movements (constipo = to press together)

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dyspepsia

indigestion (pepsis = digestion)

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dysphagia

difficulty in swallowing

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eructiation

belch

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flatulence

gas in the stomach or intestines (flatus = a blowing)

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halitosis

bad breath (halitus = breath)

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hematemesis

vomiting blood

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hematochezia

red blood in the stool (chezo = defecate)

14

hepatomegaly

enlargement of the liver

15

hyperbilirubinemia

excessive level of bilirubin (bile pigment) in the blood

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icterus, jaundice

yellow discoloration of the skin, sclera, and other tissues due to excessive bilirubin in the blood (jaundice = yellow)

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melena

dark-colored, tarry stool caused by old blood

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nausea

feeling sick in the stomach

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steatorrhea

feces containing fat

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sublingual, hypoglossal

under the tongue

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