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Flashcards in Digestive Terminology Deck (15):
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Anorectal

of or relating to the anus and rectum

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Carcinoma

a cancer arising in the epithelial tissue of the skin or of the lining of the internal organs.

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cm

Centimeter

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Diarrhea

a condition in which feces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form; loose stools

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Diverticulum

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.

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Dysphagia

difficulty or discomfort in swallowing, as a symptom of disease.

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Emesis

The action or process of vomiting.

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Enteritis

inflammation of the intestine, especially the small intestine, usually accompanied by diarrhea.

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Hematemesis

the vomiting of blood.

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Ileostomy

a surgical operation in which a piece of the ileum is diverted to an artificial opening in the abdominal wall.

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Nausea

a feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit.
synonyms: sickness, biliousness, queasiness, revulsion

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Polyp

a small growth, typically benign and with a stalk, protruding from a mucous membrane.

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Postprandial

during or relating to the period after dinner or lunch;
occurring after a meal.

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Sigmoidoscopy

examination of the sigmoid colon by means of a flexible tube inserted through the anus.

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Angulation

the action of making angular; an angular position, formation or shape- especially : an abnormal bend or curve in an organ.

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