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MT Short Course Sys2

Digestive System Abbreviations and Terms

an/o anus
append/o appendic/o appendix
cholecyst/o gallbladder
col/o colon
duoden/o duodenum
esaphag/o esophagus
gastr/o stomach
hepat/o liver
ile/o ileum
jejun/o jejunum
or/o mouth
pancreat/o pancreas
pharyng/o pharynx
proct/o anus and rectum
rect/o rectum
sigmoid/o sigmoid colon
stomat/o mouth
BE barium enema; x-ray exam of the colon
GB gallbladder; organ below the liver that stores bile
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease; reflux esophatitis
GI gastrointestinal
IBD irritable bowel disease
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
LFT's liver function tests
NPO nothing by moutn (nil per os)
TPN total parenteral nutrition
PUD peptic ulcer disease; open sore or lesion in the stomach or intestine
EGD esophagogastroduondenoscopy; visual exam using a scope of the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine
NG tube placment of a tube from the nose to the stomach: nasogastric tube
ALT, AST alanine transaminase and aspartate tranaminase (liver enzymes measures as part of LFTs)
ERCT endoscopic retrograde choleangiopancreatography
Created by: cskinner