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Ascites

Abnormal collection of fluid in the peritoneal cavity

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Diarrhea

Frequent discharge of liquid stool

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Dysentery

Disorder that involves inflammation of the intestine associated with diarrhea and abdominal pain

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Emesis

Expelling matter from the stomach through the mouth

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Feces

Waste from the digestive tract expelled through the rectum

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Flatus

Gas in the digestive tract or expelled through the anus

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Gastric lavage

Washing out of the stomach

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Gavage

Process of feeding a person through a nasogastric tube

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Hematemesis

Vomiting of blood

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Hematochezia

Passage of bloody feces

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Malabsorption

Impaired digestion or intestinal absorption of nutrients

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Melena

Black tarry stools that contain digested blood, usually a result of bleeding in the upper GI tract

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Nausea

Urge to vomit

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Palpate

To examine by hand, to feel

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Peristalsis

Involuntary wavelike contractions that propel food along the digestive tract

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Reflux

Abnormal backward flow

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Stoma

Surgical opening between an organ and the surface of the body

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