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Medical Terminology

Chapter 11: The Gastrointestinal System - Gastroenterology

jejunitis (jejun/itis) inflammation of the jejunum
choledocholithiasis (chole/docho/lith/iasis) presence of a stone in the (common) bile duct
PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
pyloric stenosis (pylor/ic sten/osis) narrowing of the sphincter muscle at the base of the stomach
sigmoidoscopy (sigmoido/scopy) procedure for looking at the sigmoid colon
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
eupepsia (eu/peps/ia) good digestion
sial/o saliva
pancreatoduodenectomy (pacreato/duoden/ectomy) surgical removal of the pancreas and duodenum
fistula (Latin for pipe) any abnormal passageway in the body that shouldn't be there
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