Flashcards in Digestive Terminology Deck (15):
of or relating to the anus and rectum
a cancer arising in the epithelial tissue of the skin or of the lining of the internal organs.
a condition in which feces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form; loose stools
a blind tube leading from a cavity or passage.
an abnormal sac or pouch formed at a weak point in the wall of the alimentary tract.
difficulty or discomfort in swallowing, as a symptom of disease.
The action or process of vomiting.
inflammation of the intestine, especially the small intestine, usually accompanied by diarrhea.
the vomiting of blood.
a surgical operation in which a piece of the ileum is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdominal wall.
a feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit.
synonyms: sickness, biliousness, queasiness, revulsion
a small growth, typically benign and with a stalk, protruding from a mucous membrane.
during or relating to the period after dinner or lunch;
occurring after a meal.
examination of the sigmoid colon by means of a flexible tube inserted through the anus.