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Chapter 11

Medical Terminology

dentalgia (den-TAL-jah) tooth pain
gingivalgia (JIN-jih-VAL-jah) gum pain
gingivostomatitis (JIN-jih-voh-STOH-mah-TAI-tis) inflammation of the mouth and gums
dysentery (DIS-en-TER-ee) another name for diarrhea
flatus (FLAH-tus) medical term for passing gas
fecal occult blood test (FOBT) (FEE-kal ah-KULT blud test) test of feces to discover blood not visibly apparent
proctologist (prok-TAW-loh-jist) specialist in the anus, rectum, and colon
dentifrice (DEN-ti-fris) toothpaste
glossotrichia (glaws-AW-oh-TRIK-ee-ah) over development of bumps on the tongue, making the tongue appear to be hairy
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
N & V nausea and vomiting
NGT nasogastric tube
EUS endoscopic ultrasound