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Pathology of the Digestive System

Anorexia lack of appetite
ascites abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
eructation gas expelled from the stomach thru the mouth
steatorrhea fat in the feces; frothy, foul smelling
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) solids and fluids return to the mouth from the stomach
peptic ulcer open sore or lesion of the mucous membrane of the stomach or duodenum
hernia protrusion of an organ or part through the muscle normally containing it.
anal fistula abnormal tube-like passageway near the anus
colonic polyposis polyps protrude from the mucous membrane of the colon
colorectal cancer adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum or both
crohn disease chronic inflammation of the intestinal traact
diverticulosis abnormal side pockets
dysentery painful; inflammed intestines
hemorrhoids swollen, twisted, varicose veins in the rectal region
ileus failure of peristalsis with resulting obstruction of the intestines
intussusception telescoping of the intestines
IBS irritable bowel syndrome--group of gastrointestinal symptoms associated with stress and tension
ulcerative colitis chronic inflammation of the colon with the presence of ulcers
volvuvus twisting of the intestines on itself
cirrhosis chronic degenerative disease of the liver
pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas
viral hepatitis inflammation of the liver caused by virus
Created by: mellisaboodoo