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Path. Digestive

TermDefinition
Pancreatitis Inflammation of the pancreas with premature activation of pancreatic enzymes, resulting in auto digestion.
Ulcerative colitis Type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease that usually begins in the rectum, and then spreads proximally, eventually involving the entire colon.
Hernias Protrusions Of tissues or organs through a weakness in a membranous or cavity wall, most of which are located in the abdomen.
Peritonitis Inflammation of the peritoneal lining.
Gastritis Inflammation of the gastric mucosa.
Viral hepatitis Inflammation of the liver caused by several viruses.
Nausea Unpleasant sensations often leading to an urge to vomit and sensations that are often described as “sick to my stomach”, “upset stomach”, “queasiness”, or “butterflies in the stomach.
Bulimia Insatiable craving for food resulting in episodes of continuous eating “binging” followed by recurrent, inappropriate compensatory behaviors to prevent weight gain that include self induced vomiting, called “purging” (primary method), misuse of la
Anorexia Nervosa Refusal to maintain normal body weight for the personas age and height.
Chron’s Disease Type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Affecting any part of the GI tract, with normal segments separated by diseased fragments called “skip lesions”.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease “Hear Burn” Periodic regurgitation of the gastric contents into the esophagus.
Thrush/ Oral Candidiasis Fungal infection of the oral mucosa caused by Candida Albicans.
Mumps Acute viral infectious disease leading to enlargement of one or both of the parotid glands.
Cirrhosis Progressive liver disease in which cells are destroyed and replaced by fibrous scar tissue, giving the liver a yellow/orangish colour and cobble appearance.
Obesity Condition caused by weight gain 30% above normal for age, height, frame, size and sex.
IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Condition of the large intestine, characterized by abnormal muscular contractions that leads to abdominal pain, bloating and nausea, with constipation or diarrhea or both.
Diverticulitis Inflammation and infection of diverticula present in the colon wall.
Hiatal Hernia Type of hernia in which part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm and into the thorax.
Gastroenteritis Acute inflammation of the gastric and intestinal mucosa.
Appendicitis
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