Week 6 Terms

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Week 6 Terms
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  1. Surgical puncture into the abdominal/peritoneal cavity to remove excess fluid; also known as a paracentesis
    abdominocentesis
  2. chronic disease of the liver characterized by the destruction of liver cells
    cirrhosis
  3. frequent passage of loose, watery stools
    diarrhea
  4. inflammation of a diverticulum or several diverticula
    diverticulitis
  5. sac or pouch in the walls of an organ; often exhibited in the large intestine
    diverticulum
  6. difficulty in swallowing
    dysphagia
  7. x-ray picture of the pancreatic ducts and bile ducts
    endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram
  8. crushing of gallstones using ultrasound and shock waves
    extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  9. surgical removal of all or a portion of the stomach; also known as gastric resection
    gastrectomy
  10. study of the diseases and treatments related to the digestive system
    gastroenterology
  11. examination of the stomach with a scope
    gastroscopy
  12. feeding through a stomach tube
    gavage
  13. inflammation of the liver
    hepatitis
  14. suture or plastic repair of a hernia
    herniorrhaphy
  15. inflammatory infectious lesions of the oral cavity caused by the herpes simplex virus; cold sores, fever blisters
    herpetic stomatitis
  16. telescoping of one portion of the large intestine into another portion of the large intestine
    intussusception
  17. unpleasant sensation usually preceding vomiting
    nausea
  18. inflammation of the pancreas
    pancreatitis
  19. physician specialist in diseases and treatments of hte anus and rectum
    proctologist
  20. examination of the anus and rectum with a scope
    proctoscopy
  21. surgical removal of the large intestine and rectum
    proctocolectomy
  22. enlarging the opening between the stomach and duodenum
    pylorplasty
  23. examination of the sigmoid colon with a scope
    sigmoidoscopy
  24. plastic surgery of the soft palate, uvula, and structures of the oropharynx
    uvulopalatopharynoplasty
  25. incision into the vagus nerve
    vagotomy

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