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ascites accumulation of fluid within peritoneal cavity
constipation reduced peristalsis in large intestines resulting in infrequent defecation
diarrhea frequent discharge of watery fecal material
flatus condition of gas trapped in GI tract or released through the anus
jaundice yellowish staining of the skin, sclera, deep tissue caused by bile accumulation
nausea symptomatic urge to vomit
reflux backward flow of material in GI tract (regurgitation)
adhesions abnormal growth that connects two surfaces (complication to healing)
anorexia nervosa behavioral eating disorder/extreme aversion to food/malnutrition
bulimia nervosa behavioral eating disorder/repeated gorging with food/induced vomiting
duodenal ulcer ulcer in the wall of the duodenum
intussusception infolding of segment of intestine within another segment
irritable bowel syndrome chronic disease characterized by periodic disturbances of large intestinal function; abdominal pain due to accumulation of gas/muscle spasms
polyp any abnormal mass of tissue that projects outward from a wall (usually benign)
fecal occult blood test lab test performed to detect blood in the feces
gastric lavage cleansing procedure in which stomach is rinsed with saline solution
gavage process of feeding a patient through tube inserted into the nose and drops into the stomach (feeding tube or nasogastric tube)
stool culture and sensitivity collection of fecal (stool) sample to identity pathogenic cause of disease
Created by: waynestradling