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Digestive System 2

LOM Chapter 6 Abbreviations

alk phos alkaline phosphatase
ALT, AST alanin transaminase, aspartate transaminase-enzymes measured to evaluate liver function
BE bowel movement
BRBPR bright red blood per rectum - hematochezia (Latin per means through)
CT computed tomography
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
FOBT fecal occult blood test
G tube gastrostomy tube; also called stomach tube and PEG tube-used to introduce nutrients into the stomach after insertion through the abdominal wall with laparoscopic instruments
GB gallbladder
GERB gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
HBV hepatitis B virus
IBD irritable bowel disease
LAC laparoscopic assisted colectomy
LFT's liver function tests - AST (SGOT), ALT (SGPT)
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
NG tube nasogastric tube
NPO nothing by mouth
PEG tube percutaneous endoscopicjejunostomy tube - feeding tube
PTHC percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
PUD peptic ulcer disease
STEP serial transverse enteroplasty
TPN total parenteral nutrition Intravenous TPN solutions typically contain sugar (dextrose), proteins (amino acids), electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride), and vitamins
T tube tube placed in the biliary tract for drainage
Created by: murielsclark