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MedCon 11

The following activity is for the "key terms" in chapter 11 of your textbook.

Achlorhydria absence of hydrochloric acid
Adhesions parts of tissue that cling to the surface of adjoining organs as normal fibrous scar tissue develops in an operative site, resulting in a fibrous band
Asymptomatic not displaying symptoms
Colorectal pertaining to both the colon and rectum
Defecate to have a bowel movement
Dental plaque tough, sticky material that adheres to the tooth enamel; caused by bacteria
Enterotoxin intestinal poison
Exacerbation a time when symptoms flare up or become worse
Feces evacuated bowel contents; commonly called bowel movement or BM
Gingivitis inflammation of the gums
Hematemesis vomiting blood
Hematochezia bright red blood in the feces
Ileus absence of peristalsis
Intrinsic factor a substance secreted by the stomach lining necessary for absorption of vitamin B12
Intussusception the telescoping of one part of the intestine over the adjoining section
Malaise general ill feeling
Melena dark tarry stool due to blood in the feces
Motility ability to move
Occult blood hidden blood; invisible except under microscopic examination
Ova and parasite (O&P) an examination of a stool specimen for the presence of adult parasites or their eggs (ova)
Paralytic obstruction a decrease or absence of peristalsis that causes intestinal blockage
Perforation an abnormal opening in an organ or tissue
Peristalsis the contraction of muscles along the intestinal tract to move food and liquid
Peritonitis an inflammation of the peritoneum
Polyp an inward projection of the mucosal lining of the colon
Remission a time when symptoms are diminished or temporarily resolved
Salmonella a group of gram
Septicemia a systemic disease caused by the spread of microorganisms in the blood; also called blood poisoning
Stool fecal matter; feces; bowel movement (BM)
Strep throat an acute pharyngitis caused by streptococcus
Vermiform worm
Virulent difficult to kill; able to produce disease
Volvulus the bowel twisted on itself
Created by: jillcyr