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bonewit chapter 13

colon procedures and male reproductive health

the surgical removal and examination of tissue from the living body. biopsy
the visualization of the entire colon using a colonoscope colonoscopy
an instrument that consists of a tuve and an optical system that is used for direct visual inspection of organs or cavities endoscope
to blow a powder, vapor, or gas 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 small amount taht it is not detectable by the unaided eye occult blood
a substance that is able to transfer oxygen form hydrogen peroxide to oxidize guaiac, causing the guaiac to turn blue peroxidase
an endoscope that is specially designed for passage through the anus to permit the visualization of the rectum and sigmoid colon sigmoidoscope
the visual examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon using a sigmoidoscope sigmoidoscopy
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