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Bonewit chap 13

End of chapter terms for chap 13

Biopsy surgical removal and examination of tissue from the living body. Bx generally are performed to determine whether a tumor is benign or malignant
colonoscopy visualization of the entire colon using a colonoscope
endoscope instrument that consists of a tube and an optical system that is used for direct visual inspection of organs or cavities
insufflate to blow a powder, vapor, or gas in to a body cavity
melena darkening of the stool caused by the presence of blood in an amount of 50 ml or greater
occult blood blood in such a small amount that is not detectable by the unaided eye
peroxidase substance that is able to transfer O2 from hydrogen peroxide to oxidize guaiac, causing the guaiac to turn blue
sigmoidoscope endoscope that is specially designed for passage through the anus to permit visualization of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
sigmoidoscopy visual examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon using a sigmoidoscope.
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