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bulimia a disorder that is characterized by episodes of binge eating and often terminates in self-induced vomiting
cheilitis inflammation of the lip
stomatitis inflammation of the mouth
hypoglycemia abnormally low blood sugar
biliary bile
alimentation the process of providing nutrition for the body
orthodontics branch of dentistry that specializes in tooth alignment and associated with facial problems
hepatomegaly enlarged liver
lingual pertaining to the tongue
hyperemesis excessive vomiting
hemorrhoids a mass of unnaturally distended veins in the anal canal that lie just inside or outside the rectum
cholecystitis inflammation of the gallbladder
diabetes mellitus a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism that is characterized by high concentrations of sugar in the blood and resulting from insufficient production or utilization of insulin
ileostomy creation of a surgical passage through the abdominal wall into the ileum
dehydration a condition that results when output of body fluid exceeds fluid intake
duodenum, jejunum, ileum parts of the small intestine
salivary gland, gallbladder, liver accessory organs of the digestive system
gingival pertaining to the gums
gastroenteritis inflammation of the stomach and the intestinal tract
endoscope the instrument that consists of a tube and optical system used to inspect body organs such as the stomach
gastric lavage washing out of the stomach
cholelithiasis presence of stones in the gallbladder or common duct
polyuria, glycosuria, hyperglycemia symptoms of untreated diabetes mellitus
viscera large internal organs of the body
dysphagia inability to swallow or difficulty in swallowing
diverticulitis inflammation of a small sac or pouch in the intestinal tract, causing stagnation of feces and pain
GI series the use of contrast agents to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract
cholecystectomy removal of the gallbladder
eupepsia normal digestion
anorexiant drug that suppresses the appetite
jaundice a condition noted by yellowness of the skin, whites of the eyes, mucous membranes and body fluids caused by deposition of bile pigment
gastroenterology the branch of medicine that specializes in the stomach, intestines, and associated structures
proctologist physician specializing in diseases of the anus, rectum and colon
cirrhosis chronic liver disease characterized by marked degeneration of the liver
anorexia loss of appetite for food
cholecystic pertaining to the gallbladder
bile produced by the liver to break down fats before absorption by the small intestine
hypoglossal under the tongue
ingestion oral intake of substances into the body
digestion mechanical and chemical conversion of food into substances that can eventually be absorbed by cells
lactase enzyme that breaks down milk sugar
protease enzyme that breaks down proteins
lipase enzyme that breaks down fats
amylase enzyme that breaks down starch
gastralgia stomachache
gastroenterologist physician who specializes in the stomach, intestines and the associated structures
colonoscopy visual examination of the colon
hyperglycemia elevated blood sugar
hyperlipidemia increased amounts of fat in the blood
emaciation excessive leanness caused by disease of lack of nutrition (too skinny)
hepatotoxic destructive to the liver
cholangiography x-ray examination of the bile ducts using a contrast agent.
dyspepsia poor, abnormal, bad digestion
viscera large internal organs
peritoneum membrane that surrounds the viscera and lines the abdominal cavity
appendicitis inflammation of the appendix
flatulence excessive gas in the stomach and intestinal tract that leads to bloating (farting)
ulcer lesion of the mucous membrane of the stomach
diverticulum small sac or pouch in the wall of an organ
antidiarrheal treats diarrhea
antiemetic relieves or prevents vomiting
appendectomy surgical removal of the appendix
colostomy creation of an artificial anus on the abdominal wall by incising the colon and drawing it out to the surface
hemorrhoidectomy removal of hemorrhoids
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