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Bonewit Chapt 13

Colon & Male Reproductive Toritafout

biopsy the surgical removal & examination of tissue from the lving body; generally performed to determine whether a tumor is benign or malignant
colonoscopy the visualization of the entire colon using a colonoscope
endoscope an instrument that consists of a tube & an optical system that is used for direct visual inspection of organs or cavities
insufflate to blow a powder, vapor, or gas (air) into a body cavity
melena the darkening of the stool caused by the presence of blood in an amount of 50 ml or greater (black , tarlike stool)
occult blood blood in such a small amount that it is not detectable by the unaided eye
peroxidase as it pertains to the guaiac slide test, it is a substance that is able to transfer oxygen from hydrogen peroxide to oxidize guaiac, causing the guaiac to turn blue
Colonscope an endoscope that is specially designed for passages through the anus to permit visualization of the rectum and the entire length of the colon
sigmoidscope an endoscope that is specially designed for passage through the anus to permit visualization of the rectum & sigmoid colon
sigmoidscopy the visual examination of the rectum & sigmoid colon using a sigmoidoscope
Created by: toritafout