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Gastrointestinal Sys

What are rugae? folds in the stomach that secrete hydrocholoric acid and enzymes
What are the accessory organs of the GI system? liver, pancreas, gallbladder
What are the four divisions of the colon? ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon
What are the functions of the liver? produces bile, maintains normal glucose levels, removes sugars from blood, transforms/destroys toxic products, stores vitamins b12, k, e, a, d, destroys old red blood cells, produces various blood proteins
What are the three main components of the large intestine? cecum, colon, rectum
What are the three main parts of the stomach? body, fundus, pylorus
What are the two structures that form the roof of the mouth? soft palate, hard palate
What is the medical term for mouth? oral cavity
What is another name for the GI tract? alimentary canal
What are villi? finger like protrusions in small intestine that absorb nutrients from chyme
Where does peristalsis occur? from the pharynx to the anus
Where is digestion completed? the small intestine
What is a volvus? life threatening obstruction of the intestine which causes the bowel to twist on itself
What are hemorrhoids? swollen veins in or outside the anus
What causes Hepatitis A? ingestion of contaminated water, milk, or food
What is diverticulitis? inflammation of blister like pockets in the lining of the large intestine
What is ulcerative colitits? inflammation and ulceration of the inner most lining of the colon
Where are ulcers commonly found? in the duodenum and the stomach
Where do inguinal hernias develop? in the groin area where the folds of the abdomen meet the thighs
ulcer a lesion of the skin or mucous membrane which frequently develops in the duodenum or stomach
occult blood a test in which stool samples are collected to determine gastrointestinal bleeding
ascites abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen
hernia abnormal protrusion of an organ or tissue through the structures that normally contain it
deglutition act of swallowing
gallbladder an organ below the liver which stores and empties bile through its ducts into the small intestine
pancreas an organ which uses ducts to provide exocrine secretions to the duodenum to aid in digestion
regurgitation backward flowing, as in the return of solids or fluids to the mouth from the stomach
mastication chewing
fecalith fecal concentration
cecum first 2-3" of the large intestine
ascending colon first portion of the colon, extending from the lower border of the liver
cholecysistitis formation of gallstones
flatus gas in the GI tract
ulcerative colitis inflammation and ulceration of the innermost lining of the colon
diverticulitis inflammation of a sac-like bulge that may develop in the wall of the large intestine
stomatitis inflammation of the mouth and stomach
anorexia lack or loss of appetite resulting in the inability to eat
rectum last portion of the GI tract
ileum lower division of the small intestine
serum bilirubin measurement of the level of bilirubin in the blood
halitosis offensive or bad breath
proctologist one who specializes in diseases of the colon, rectum and anus
melena passage of dark-colored, tarry stools, due to the presence of blood altered by intestinal juices
steatorrhea passage of fat in large amounts in the feces
celiac pertaining to the abdomen
buccal pertaining to the cheek
lithotripsy procedure for crushing a stone
eructation producing gas from the stomach
peristalsis progressive, wavelike movement
barium swallow radiographic examination of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine
barium enema radiographic examination of the rectum and colon
cholecystogram radiographic record of the gallbladder
borborygmus rumbling or gurgling noises that are audible at a distance
cirrhosis scarring and dysfunction of the liver
jejunum second division of the small intestine
transverse colon second portion of the colon that passes horizontally across the abdomen toward the spleen
obstipation severe constipation
pyloric stenosis structure or narrowing of the pyloric sphincter
enterostomy surgical formation of an opening in the small intestine through the abdominal wall
ileostomy surgical formation of an opening from the ileum through the abdominal wall
anastomosis surgical joining of two ducts, vessels, or bowel segments to allow flow from one to another
cheiloplasty surgical repair of the lip
aerophagia swallowing air
liver the largest glandular organ
diarrhea the passage of unformed, watery bowl movements
injest to eat
hematemesis vomiting of blood
malabsorption when nutrients are digested but are not taken in by the intestinal tissues
leukoplakia white patches that form on the tongue, lips, or cheek
Ba baruim
BaE, BE barium enema
BM bowel movement
BMI body mass index
CF cystic fibrosis
CT computed tomography
EGD esophogastroduodenoscopy
MRCP magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography
GB gallbladder
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastorintestinal
HBV hepatitis B virus
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
LFT liver function test
PE physical examination
PMH past medical history
PUD peptic ulcer disease
R/O rule out
RGB Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
STAT immeditately
Created by: marwee



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