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The G.I. System

Chapter 15

Absorption the digestive process in which digestive juices and enzymes break down food into materials the body can use.
Anatomy the study of body structure
Cells the basic structural unit of all organisms
Colon the large intestine
Colostomy surgically-created opening through the abdominal wall into the large intestine to allow feces to be expelled
Crohn's Disease a disease that causes the wall of the intestines (large or small) to become inflamed (red, sore, and swollen)
Diverticulitis inflammation of sacs that develop in the wall of the large intestine due to diverticulosis
Duodenum the first part of the small intestine, where the common bile duct enters the small intestine
Electrolytes chemical substances that are essential to maintaining fluid balance and homeostasis in the body
Fecal Impaction a mass of dry, hard stool that remains packed in the rectum and cannot be expelled
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) a chronic condition in which the liquid contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus
Gastrointestinal Tract a continuous tube from the opening of the mouth all the way to the anus, where solid wastes are eliminated from the body
Hemorrhoids enlarged veins in the rectum that can cause itching, burning, pain, and bleeding
Homeostasis the condition in which all of the body's systems are balanced and are working at their best
Ileostomy surgically-created opening into the end of the small intestine, the ileum, to allow feces to be expelled
Ingestion the process of taking food or fluids into the body
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) a chronic condition of the gastrointestinal tract that is worsened by stress
Malabsorption a condition in which the body cannot absorb or digest a particular nutrient properly
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Ostomy surgical creation of an opening from an area inside the body to the outside
Peristalsis muscular contractions that push food through the gastrointestinal tract
Physiology the study of how body parts function
Stoma an artificial opening in the body
Ulcerative Colitis a chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine
Urostomy the general term used for any surgical procedure that diverts the passage of urine by redirecting ureters
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