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A temporary stoppage o internal peristalsis

Ileus

1

Telescoping of one part of the intestine into the opening of an immediately adjacent part

Intussusception

2

Twisting of the intestine on itself that cause an obstruction

Volvulus

3

An impairment of digestion

Dyspepsia

4

Difficulty in swallowing

Dysphagia

5

Regurgitation of stomach acid upward into the esophagus heartburn

Pyrosis

6

Pear shaped save located under the liver

Gallbladder

7

Secretes bile removes excess glucose

Liver

8

Feather shaped organ located posterior to behind the stomach

Pancreas

9

An overwhelming and irrational fee of leaving the familiar setting of home or venturing into the open

Aerophagia

10

Blisterlike sores caused by the herpes simplex virus that occrson the lips and adjacent tissue

Herpes labialis

11

The expelling of the contents of the stomach through the esophagus and out of the mouth

Emesis

12

The return of swallowed food into the mouth

Regurgitation

13

Protrusion of a small loop of bowel through a weak place in the lower abdominal wall or gron

Inguinal hernia

14

Surgical fixation of the rectum to an adjacent tissue or organ

Proctopexy

15

Surgical repair of the rectum

Proctoplasty

16

A surgical connection between two hollow or tubular structures

Anastomosis

17

Excessive flow of gastric secretions

Gastrorrhea

18

Rupture of the stomach

Gastrorrhexis

19

The presence of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts

Cholelithiasis

20

Visual examination of the anal canal and lower rectum using a short speculum called an anoscope

Anoscopy

21

All of the process involved in the body's use of nutrients

Metabolism

22

The passage of black stools containing digested blood

Melena

23

Pain in the gallbladder

Cholecystalgia

24

Vomiting blood

Hematemisis

25

A laboratory test for hidden blood in the stools

Hemoccult

26

Enlarged and swollen veins at the lower end of the esphogus

Esophageal varices

27

Food poisoning that is characterized by paralysis and is often fatal

Botulism

28

The rumbling nose caused by the movement of gas in the intestine

Borborygmus

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Surgical creation of an opening between the ileum at the end of the small intestine and the abdominal wall

Ileostomy