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Body Systems

Digestive System - Terminology

anal pertaining to the anus
appendectomy removal of the appendix
appendicitis inflammation of the appendix
cholecystectomy incision of the common bile duct
colostomy opening of the colon to the outside of the body
colonoscopy visual examination of the colon
duodenal first part of the small intestines
esophageal pertaining to the esophagus
gastralgia stomach pain
hepatomegaly enlargement of the liver
ileostomy new opening of the ileum (third part of intestine) to the outside of the body
gastrojejunostomy new surgical opening between the stomach and the jeuunum (the second part of the intestine)
oral pertaining to the mouth
pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas
pharyngeal pertaining to the pharynx (throat)
proctoscopy inspection of the anus and rectum with a proctoscope
rectocele hernia (protrusion) of the rectum into the vagina
sigmoidoscopy visual examination of the sigmoid colon with an endoscope inserted through the anus and rectum
stomatitis inflammation of the mouth
Created by: Pinkchicsrule