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Flashcards in Digestive System Deck (8):
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fistula

an opening between two organs that is not normally present.

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cholelithiasis

condition of calculi in the gall bladder.

3

intussusception

a telescoping of one part of the bowel into the part beyond it.

4

volvulus

intestinal obstruction secondary to twisting of a loop of bowel.

5

diverticulum

a blind pouch or sac branching off from a cavity or canal.

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fecal impaction

a collection of putty-like or hardened feces in the rectum.

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polyp

a protruding growth or tumor arising from mucous membrane.

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adynamic ileus

decrease or loss of bowel motility.