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Digestive system

Medical Terminology for digestive system

TermDefinition
gastr/o stomach
hepat/o liver
cholecyst/o gallbladder
duoden/o duodenum
or/o, stomat/o mouth
an/o anus
jejun/o jejunum
pharyng/o pharynx
rect/o rectum
append/o, appendic/o appendix
col/o colon
esophag/o esophagus
proct/o anus and rectum
rect/o rectum
-lithiasis stones
-tripsy grinding or crushing
-pepsia digestion
-emesis vomiting
defecation bowel movement
mastication chewing
borborygmus stomach growling
flatus flatulence, expelling intestinal gas through the anus
bruxism tooth grinding
jaundice yellowing of skin, indicates liver malfunction
cirrhosis degeneration of the liver, often due to alcoholism
-phagia eating
Created by: mmetzler