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Mod C Unit 1 Vocab

Digestive tract vocab

QuestionAnswer
Chewed up food ready for swallowing Bolus
A semifluid mixture of ingested food and digestive secretions found in the stomach and proximal small intestine Chyme
Middle 8 ft or so of the small intestine Jejunum
Remaining 12 ft of small intestine ileum
Largest glandular organ in the body Liver
Large enlongated gland situated behind the stomach and secreting pancreatic juice into the small intestine Pancreas
Pertaining to after a meal Postprandial
Lack of appetite Anorexia
Study of the stomach and the intestines Gastroenterology
An enzyme that breaks down starch Amylase
A hernia of part of the rectum into the vagina Rectocele
Inflammation of the salivary gland Sialadenitis
An accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity Ascites
Vomiting Emesis
Pertaining to the cheek Buccal
Examination of the upper portion of the colon Colonoscopy
The creation of a new opening into the colon Colostomy
Pain in a tooth; toothache Dentalgia
Difficulty in digestion; indigestion Dyspepsia
Inflammation of the liver Hepatitis
A condition in which the colon is extremely enlarged Megacolon
Surgical incision into the abdomen Laparotomy
Inflammation of the pancreas Pancreatitis
One who specializes in the study of the anus and the rectum Proctologist
Surgical excision of the gallbladder Cholecystectomy
Vomiting of blood Hematemesis
Pertaining to the gate keeper, the opening between the stomach and the duodenum Pyloric
Pertaining to gastric digestion Peptic
Gas in the stomach of intestines Flatus
Inflammation of the diverticula in the colon Diverticulitis
An instrument used to view the sigmoid Sigmoidoscope
Created by: bwelch20