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chapter 13

colon and male reproductive

THe serigical removal and examination of tissue from the living body. Biopsies are performed to determin whether a tumor is beingn or malignant. Biopsy
The visualization of the entire colon using a colonoscope. Colonoscopy
An instrument that consist of a tube and an optical system that is used for direct visual inspection of organs or cavities. Endoscope
TO blow a power, vapor, or gas (e.g. air) into a body cavity. Insufflate
The darkening of the stool caused by the presence of blood in an amount of 50 ml or greater. Melena
Blood in such a small amount that it is not dteectable by the unaided eye. Occult blood
An endscope that is specially designed for passage through the anus tp permit visualization of the rectum and sigmoid colon. Sigmoidoscope
(as pertained to the guaiac slide test)A substace tha is able to transfer oxygn from hydrogen peroxide to oxidize guaic, causing the guaic to turn blue. Peroxidase
Thw visual examiation of the recum and sigmoid colon using a sigmoidoscope. Sigmoidoscopy
Created by: angeldavis