CNA: Chapter 18

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  1. colostomy
    a surgically created opening (stomy) between the colon (colo) and abdominal wall
  2. constipation
    the passage of a hard, dry stool
  3. defecation
    the process of excreting feces from the rectum through the anus; a bowel movement
  4. diarrhea
    the frequent passage of liquid stools
  5. enema
    the introduction of fluid into the rectum and lower colon
  6. fecal impaction
    the prolonged retention and buildup of feces in the rectum
  7. fecal incontinence
    the inability to control the passage of feces and gas through the anus
  8. feces
    the semi-solid mass of waste products in the colon that is expelled through the anus
  9. flatus
    gas or air passed through the anus
  10. flatulence
    the excessive formation of gas or air in the stomach and intestines
  11. ileostomy
    a surgically created opening (stomy) between the ileum (small intestine [ileo]) and the abdominal wall
  12. ostomy
    a surgically created opening
  13. stoma
    an opening
  14. stool
    excreted feces
  15. suppository
    a cone-shaped, solid drug that is inserted into a body opening; it melts at body temperture
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CNA: Chapter 18
2014-01-07 17:23:38
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assisting with bowel elimination
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