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Chapter 11

The Gastrointestinal System-Gastoenterology

Anastomosis Creation of an opening; a surgical procedure connecting two previously unconnected hollow tubes.
Jaundice (Icterus) Yellowing of skin; tissue, and fluids caused by increased levels of bilirubin in the blood.
Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) Test of feces to discover blood not visibly apparent.
Sclerosing Cholangitis Inflammation and hardening of the bile vessels (duct).
Peritone/o Peritoneum
Proctology Branch of medicine dealing with the anus, rectum, and colon.
Cholangiopancreatography procedure for mapping the bile vessels (ducts) and pancreas.
Hepatosclerosis Hardening of the liver.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Disease in which acid comes up from the stomach and damages the esophagus.
Nasogastric Tube Tube inserted through the nose into the stomach.
Created by: jsmith1772