Flashcards in Vocabulary (Chapter 8) Deck (155)
The excessive swallowing of air while eating or drinking, and is a common cause of gas in the stomach.
A surgical connection between two hollow or tubular structures.
anastomosis (plural, anatomeses)
An eating disorder characterized by a false perception of body appearance that leads to an intense fear of gaining weight and a refusal to maintain a normal body weight.
Medication administered to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting.
Gray-white pits with a red border that appear in the soft tissues lining the mouth; also known as canker sores or mouth ulcers.
An abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
The branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of obesity and associated diseases.
The rumbling noise caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.
An eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors, such as self-inducing vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics or other medications.
A condition of physical wasting away due to the loss of weight and muscle mass that occurs in patients with diseases such as advanced cancer or AIDS.
An inherited autoimmune disorder characterized by a severe reaction to food containing gluten; also known as gluten intolerance.
A disorder of the lips characterized by cracklike sores at the corners of the mouth.
A radiographic examination of the bile ducts with the use of a contrast medium.
An acute infection of the bile duct characterized by pain in the upper-right quadrant of the abdomen, fever and jaundice.
The surgical removal of the gallbladder.
Inflammation of the gallbladder; usually associated with gallstones.
An incision into the common bile duct for the removal of gallstones.
The presence of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts.
A progressive degenerative disease of the liver characterized by scarring.
The direct visual examination of the inner surface of the entire colon, from the rectum to the cecum.
The surgical creation of an artificial excretory opening between the colon and the body surface.
A chronic autoimmune disorder that can occur anywhere in the digestive tract; however, it is most often found in the ileum and in the colon.
Crohn's disease diverticulitis
The chronic presence of an abnormal number of diverticula in the colon.
Pain or discomfort in digestion; also known as indigestion.
Difficulty in swallowing.
Inflammation of the small intestines caused by eating or drinking substances contaminated with viral or bacterial pathogens.
The act of belching or raising gas orally from the stomach.
Enlarged and swollen veins at the lower end of the esophagus.
An endoscopic procedure that allows direct visualization of the upper GI tract; this includes the esophagus, stomach and upper duodenum.