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Common Diseases and Conditions of the Digestive System

abscess swelling of tissues from infection
achalasia disease of the esophagus
anorexia loss of appetite
appendicitis inflammation of the appendix
ascites accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity
bulimia binge eating and purging by vomiting or laxatives
cholecystitis inflammation of the gallbladder
cholelithiasis presence of stones in the gallbladder or common bile duct
cirrhosis chronic disease of the liver causing scarring
cleft palate congenital, opening in the roof of the mouth, or palate, that connects the mouth with the nasal cavity
constipation difficulty in defecation or infrequent defecation
crohn's disease chronic inflammatory bowel disease affecting the ileum or colon
diarrhea frequent watery bowel movements
diverticulitis inflammation of the sacs in the intestinal tract usually in the colon
dysentery acute inflammation of the colon, which is caused by microorganisms, that results in diarrhea
dyspepsia indigestion
emesis suffix that means vomiting
enteritis inflammation of the small intestines
esophageal stricture narrowing of the esophagus making it difficult to pass to the stomach
esophageal varices enlargement of the esophageal veings caused by pressure
fissure split in the epithelial surface of the anal canal
fistula abnormal passage from one body organ to another
gastritis inflammation of the stomach
gastroenteritits inflammation of the stomach and small intestine
gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) regurgitation of stomach contents into the esophagus
gingivitus inflammation of the gums
halitosis bad breath
hematemesis vomiting blood
hemorrhoids varicose veins in the rectum
hepatits inflammation of the liver
hiatal hernia protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm into the chest cavity
ileitis inflammation of the ileum
ileus intestinal obstruction
inguinal hernia outpouching of the intestines into the inguinal region of the pelvic cavity
inflammatory bowel syndrom (ibs) abnormal discomfort and irregular bowel activity
jaundice too much bilirubin in the blood causing the skin and whites of the eyes to have a yellowish cast
malabsorption syndrome inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract
pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas
peptic ulcer an area of tissue erosion, or an ulcer, usually found in the duodenum that results from too much acid secretion
peritonitis inflammation of the smooth transparent serous membrane that lines the cavity of the abdomen
pilonidal cyst cyst in the rectal area caused by tissue being trapped below the skin
polyphagia excessive appetite or eating
polyposis small tumors with a footlike attachment in the mucous membrane of the colon
postprandial relating to after a meal
pyorrhea purulent discharge from dental tissue
reflux esophagitis inflammation of the esophagus from a backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus
regurgitation backflow of fluids and solids from the stomach up the esophagus and to the mouth
ulcerative colitits ulceration of the mucous membranes of the colon
volvulus bowel twisting upon itself, requires immediate surgery
Created by: kate8686