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Diseases of DS

Abnormal Diseases of the Digestive System

QuestionAnswer
Appendicitis an acute inflammation of the appendix ,usually resulting from an obstruction and infection
Cholecystitis inflammation of the gallbladder
Cholethiasis gallstones form from crystallized cholesterol,bile salt and bile pigments
Cirrhasis chronic destruction of liver cells accompanied by the formation of fibrous connective and scar tissue
Constipation when fecal material remains in colon too long,causing excessive reabsorbtion of water
Diarrhea condition characterized by frequent watery stool
Diverticulitis inflammation of the diverticula pouches(or sacs)that form in the intestine as the mucosal lining pushes through the surrounding muscle
Gastroenteritis an inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the stomach and intestinal tract
Hemorrhoids painful,dilated or varicose veins of the rectum and/or anus
Hepatitis Viral inflammation of the liver
Hernia Rupture,occurs when an internal organ pushes through a weakened area or natural opening in a body wall
Pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas
idiopathic unknown cause
Peritonitis inflammation of peritoneal cavity
ulcer open sore on the lining of the digestive tract
Helicobacterpylori bacterium that burrows into the stomach membranes,allowing stomach acids and digestive juices to create an ulcer
ulcerative colitis severe inflammation of the colon accompanied by formation of ulcers and abcesses
Created by: jenny006