NRSG 100 Ch. 38 Bowel Elimination

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NRSG 100 Ch. 38 Bowel Elimination
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  1. solid waste products that have reached the distal end of the colon and are ready for excretion
    Feces
  2. veins the become abnormally distended in the rectum
    Hemorrhoids
  3. the process of bowel elimination; a bowel movement
    Defecation
  4. intestinal gas
    Flatus
  5. technique of bearing down
    Valsalva Maneuver
  6. passage of more than three loose stools a day
    Diarrhea
  7. dry, hard stool; persistently difficult passage of stool; and/or the incomplete passage of stool)
    Constipation
  8. build up of stool in the colon
    Fecal Impaction
  9. involuntary or inappropriate passing of stool or flatus
    Fecal Icontinence
  10. the temporary stoppage of peristalsis normally lasts 24-48 hours after direct manipulation of the bowel during abdominal surgery; during this time, food and fluids are withheld
    Paralytic Ileus
  11. blood that is hidden in the stool specimen or cannot be seen on gross examination
    Occult Blood
  12. direct visual examination of body organs or cavities
    Endoscopy
  13. 2 kinds of drugs used to induce emptying of the intestinal tract; this one exerts a stronger effect on the intestines than the other
    Cathartics
  14. 2 kinds of drugs used to induce emptying of the intestinal tract; often used to empty the intestinal tract in preparation for surgery or diagnostic tests
    Laxatives
  15. excessive formation of gases in the stomach or intestines
    Flatulence
  16. a conical or oval solid substance shaped for easy insertion into a body cavity and designated to melt at body temperature
    Suppository
  17. inability of the anal sphincter to control the discharge of fecal and gaseous material
    Bowel Incontinence
  18. program with the purpose to manipulate factors within the person's control (food and fluid intake, exercise, time for defecation) to produce the elimination of a soft, formed stool at regular intervals without a laxative
    Bowel Training Program
  19. part of a ostomy that is attached to the skin and formed by suturing the mucosa to the skin
    Stoma
  20. a typy of ostomy that allows liquid fecal content from the ileum of the small intestine to be eliminated through the stoma
    Ileostomy
  21. a type of ostomy that permits formed feces in the colon to exit through the stoma
    Colostomy
  22. introduction of a solution into the large intestine, usually to remove feces
    Enema
  23. external opening of the large intestine through which feces pass
    Anus
  24. feces, once excreted
    Stool
  25. contractions of the circular and longitudinal muscles of the intestine
    Peristalsis

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