Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


Stack #39009

anal incontinence the inability to control the passage of feces and gas through the anus; fecal incontinence
colostomy an artificial opening (stomy) between the colon (colo) and abdominal wall
constipation the passage of a hard, dry stool
defecation the process of excreting feces from the rectum through the anus; a bowel movement
dehydration the excessive loss of water from the tissues
diarrhea the frequent passage of liquid stools
enema the introduction of fluid into the rectum and lower colon
fecal impaction the prolonged retention and accumulation of feces in the rectum
fecal incontinence anal incontinence
feces the semisolid mass of waste products in the colon
flatulence the excessive formation of gas in the stomach and intestines
flatus gas or air from the stomach or intestines passed through the anus
ileostomy an artificial opening (stomy) between the ileum (small intestine; ileo) and the abdominal wall
melena a black, tarry stool
ostomy the surgical creation of an artificial opening
peristalsis the alternating contraction and relaxation of intestinal muscles
stoma an opening; see colostomy and ileostomy
stool excreted feces
suppository a cone-shaped solid medication that is inserted into a body opening; it melts at body temperature
Created by: jstruss