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Digestive Conditions

Digestive Pathology

melena black tarry stools, contains blood
steatorrhea fat in feces
aphthous stomatitis canker sores
dental caries tooth decay
achalasia failure of LES muscle to relax
gastric carcinoma malignant tumor of stomach
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
anal fistula abnormal tube-like passage near anus
colonic polyposis polyps protrude thru membrane of colon
Crohn disease chronic inflammation of intestinal tract
Bulemia Binge and Purge
Anorexia Loss of appetite
Ascites Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
Flatus Flatulence, or gas
Jaundice A yellowish skin color
Pruvitis Itching
Appendicitis Inflammation of the appendix
Peritonitis Inflammation of the peritoneum
Choleycysitis Gallbladder stones
Cirrhosis Destruction of the liver
Diarrhea Frequent watery stools
Constipation Difficult, incomplete, or infrequent evacuation of dry hardened feces from the bowels
Diverticulitis Outpouching of the bowel
Gastroenteritis Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines.
Hepatitis A Infection of the liver, caused by an RNA virus
Hepatitis B Infection of the liver, caused by a DNA virus
Hernia The protrusion of an organ or other bodily structure through the wall that normally contains it; a rupture
Pancreatitis Inflammation of the pancreas.
Ulcer A break in skin or mucous membrane with loss of surface tissue, disintegration and necrosis of epithelial tissue, and often pus <a stomach ulcer>
Colitis Inflammation of the colon. Also called colonitis.
Created by: mdbley on 2005-09-21

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