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-emesis

vomit
hyperemesis: excessive vomit

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-iasis

abnormal condition (produced by something specific)

cholelithiasis: presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or common bile duct

choledocholithiasis: gallstones in the bile duct

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-megaly

enlargment

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-orexia

appetite

anorexia: without appetite

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-pepsia

digestion
dyspepsia: epigastric discomfort felt after eating; also called indigestion

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-phagia

swallowing, eating

aerophagia: swallowing air (aer/o means air)

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-prandial

Meal
post/prandial: following a meal

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-rrhea

discharge, flow

steatorrhea: excessive amount of fat discharged in fecal matter

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dia-

through, across

diarrhea: abnormally frequent discharge or flow of fluid fecal matter from the bowel

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peri-

around
perisigmoiditis: inflammation (or peritoneal tissue) around the sigmoid colon

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sub-

under, below

sublingual: under the tongue

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