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Ch 11 O Terms

Acquiring Medical Language

TermDefinition
gastromalacia softening of the stomach
gastroparesis partial paralysis of the stomach
gingivitis inflammation of the gums
gingivoglossitis inflammation of the gums and tongue
glossoplegia paralysis of the tongue
odontoclasis breaking of a tooth
stomatogastric pertaining to the mouth and stomach
stomatosis mouth condition
anophony sound from the anus
flatus medical term for passing gas
hernia rupture or protrusion of of an organ through the wall that normally contains it
steatorrhea excessive fat discharged in the feces
ascites retention of fluid in the peritoneum
biligenesis formation of bile
cholelith gallstone
hepatomalacia softening of the liver
hepatomegaly enlargement of the liver
hepatoptosis downward displacement of the liver
pancreatolith stone in the pancreas
sialoangiectasis overexpansion of the salivary vessels
sialolith stone in the saliva
sialostenosis narrowing of the salivary glands
anosigmoidoscopy procedure for looking at the anus and sigmoid colon
cholangiogram record of the bile vessels (ducts)
cholangiography procedure for mapping the bile vessels (ducts)
cholangiopancreatography procedure for mapping the bile vessels (ducts) and pancreas
cholecystogram record of the bile (gall) bladder
colonoscopy procedure for looking at the colon
endoscope instrument used to look inside
esophagoscopy procedure for looking inside the esophagus
esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedure for looking inside the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum
fecal occult blood test (FOBT) test of feces to discover blood not visibly apparent
gastroscope instrument for looking at the stomach
gastroscopy procedure for looking at the stomach
laparoscope instrument for looking inside the abdomen
laparoscopy procedure for looking inside the abdomen
nasogastric tube tube inserted through the nose into the stomach
pancreatography procedure for mapping the pancreas
peritoneoscopy procedure for looking at the peritoneum
proctoscope instrument for looking at the anus and rectum
proctoscopy procedure for looking at the anus and rectum
sigmoidoscope instrument for looking at the sigmoid colon
sigmoidoscopy procedure for looking at the sigmoid colon
bariatrics branch of medicine dealing with weight issues
dentist specialist in teeth
dentisty branch of medicine dealing with teeth
dentrifice toothpaste
gastroenterologist specialist in the stomach and intestines
gastroenterology study of the stomach and intestines
orthodontics branch of medicine dealing with straightening of teeth
orthodontist specialist in straightening teeth
proctologist specialist in the anus, rectum, and colon
proctology branch of medicine dealing with the anus, rectum, and colon
epigastric upper center portion of the abdomen
hypochondriac upper side portions of the abdomen
hypogastric lower center portion of the abdomen
inguinal lower side portions of the abdomen
lumbar middle side portions of the abdomen
umbilical middle center portion of the abdomen
Created by: DarrinWan