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CPC Ch. 2-Digestive

CPC ch 2- Digestive System

peristalysis successive waves of involuntary contraction passing along the walls of a hollow muscular structure (as the esophagus or intestine) and forcing the contents onward
mastication Chewing
Aphagia Inability to swallow
Biliary Pertaining to bile
Buccal Pertaining to the cheek
Cholecysectomy Surgical excision of the gallbladder
Cholecystitis Inflammation of the gallbladder
Colectomy Excision of part of the colon
Colonoscopy Examination of the colon and the distal small bowel with an endoscope.
Diverticula of Colon Hernation of mucosa and submucosa of the colon, which can cause edisodes of bleeding and inflammation
Diverticulitis Inflammation of the diverticula in the colon
Diverticulosis Presence of a number of diverticula of the intestine.
Dysphagia Difficulty in swallowing
Epigastric Region above the stomach
Esophageal Pertaining to the esophagus
Gastralgia Pain in the stomach
Gastroenterologist Physician specializing in the gastro-intestinal system
Hematemesis Vomiting blood
Herniotomy Incision into a hernia
ileostomy Creating an opening through the abdominal wall into the ileum
Lapaotomy Surgical incision into the abdomen.
Pancreatitis Inflammation of the pancreas
Pharyngeal Pertaining to the pharynx
Rectocele Herniation of the rectum into the vagina
Sigmoidoscope Instrument used to view the sigmoid
Splenomegaly Enlarged spleen
Stomatitis Inflammation of the mucous membrain of the mouth
Sublingual or subglossal. Below or beneath the tongue.
Created by: cyndimarie21