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Digestive health

medical term

What is the opening through which food passes into the body? The Mouth
What consists mostly of skeletal muscle, and is attached at the posterior region of the mouth? The Tongue
What separates the nasal cavity from the oral cavity? The Palate
What performs the swallowing action that passes food from the mouth into the esophagus, and is otherwise known as the throat? The Pharynx
What is the 10-inch tube that is a passageway for food extending from the pharynx to the stomach? The Esophagus
What is the J-Shaped sac that mixes and stores food? The stomach
What is the area around the opening of the esophagus? The Cardia
What is the 20-foot canal extending from the pyloric sphincter to the large intestine? The Small Intestine
What is the first 10 to 12 inches of the small intestine? The Duodenum
What is the canal that is approximately 5 feet long and extends from the ileum to the anus? The Large Intestine
What is the blind U-shaped pouch that is the first portion of the large intestine? The cecum
What is the sphincter muscle at the end of the digestive tract? The anus
What does the prefix hemi- mean? Half
What is inflammation of the stomach? Gastritis
What is a tumor of the liver? Hepatoma
What is a stone in the salivary gland? Sialolith
What is inflammation of the gallbladder? Cholecystitis
What is a protrusion of the rectum? Rectocele
What is an obstruction of the intestine(often caused by failure of peristalsis)? Ileus
A suture of the tongue is called _________ glossorrhaphy
The surgical removal of gum(tissue) is called ________ Gingivectomy
An excision of the colon is called _________ Colectomy
The surgical repair of the anus is called ______ Anoplasty
What is difficult swallowing? Dysphagia
A disease of the intestine is called ________ Enteropathy
Created by: Rosaria Scardino Rosaria Scardino