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chapter 3

medical terminology

TermDefinition
-megaly enlarged
emesis expelling of food from the stomach through the mouth (vomiting)
appendicitis inflammation of the appendix
anastomosis procedure where you remove a section of diseased intestine and rejoin the two ends together.
lactase digestive enzyme, breaks down the sugar in milk
Deglutition process of swallowing food
Fundus rounded, most superior part of the stomach
Diverticulum weakness in the wall of the colon, mucosa forms a pouch or tube. Caused by eating a low fiber diet that forms small compact feces.
Antibiotics treat infections caused by bacteria ciprofloxacin
Proton pump inhibitors treat heartburn, peptic ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease by blockinbg the final step in the production of hydrochloric acid prilosec
Antacids treat heartburn by neutralizing acid in the stomach tums
Antiemetics treats nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness antivert
Laxatives treat constipation by softening stool, adding fiber, or stimulating intestinal mucosa fiberall
H2 blockers treat peptic ulcers by blocking h2 receptors in the stomach that trigger the release of hydrochloric acid pepcid/zantac
Created by: katiejo1129