Med Terms Related to the Digestive System

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Med Terms Related to the Digestive System
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Med Terms Related Digestive System

Chapter 2 Med Terms Related to the Digestive System
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  1. Aphagia
    Inability to swallow
  2. Biliary
    Pertaining to the bile
  3. Buccal
    Pertaining to the cheek
  4. Cholecystectomy
    Surgical excision of the gallbladder
  5. Colectomy
    Excision of part of the colon
  6. Colonoscopy
    Examination of the colon and the distal small bowel with an endoscope
  7. Diverticula of Colon
    Herniations of mucosa and submucosa of the colon, which can cause episodes of bleeding and inflammation
  8. Diverticulitis
    Inflammation of the diverticula in the colon
  9. Diverticulosis
    Presence of a number of diverticula of the intestine
  10. Dysphagia
    Difficulty in swallwing
  11. Epigastric
    Region above the stomach
  12. Esophageal
    Pertaining to the esophagus
  13. Gastralgia
    Pain in the stomach
  14. Gastroenterologist
    Physician specializing in the gastrointestinal system
  15. Hematemsis
    Vomiting blood
  16. Herniotomy
    Incision into a hernia
  17. Ileostomy
    Creating an opening through the abdominal wall into the ileum
  18. Laprotomy
    Surgical incision into the abdomen
  19. Pancreatitis
    Inflammation of the pancreas
  20. Pharyngeal
    Pertaining to the pharynx
  21. Rectocele
    Herniation of the rectum into the vagina
  22. Sigmoidoscope
    Instrument used to view the sigmoid
  23. Splenomegaly
    Enlarged spleen
  24. Stomatits
    Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth
  25. Sublingual
    Below or beneath the tongue. syn-subglossal