MA 161

The flashcards below were created by user oliveoyle625 on FreezingBlue Flashcards.

  1. deglutition
  2. digestion
    breakdown of complex foods to simpler forms
  3. elimination
    remove material from our bodies, the removal of indigestible materials as feces
  4. peristalsis
    rhythmic contractions of the tubular organs
  5. villi
    microscopic projections in the wall of the small intestine that absorbs nurtrients into the bloodstream
  6. ascites
    abnormal condition of fluid in the abdomen
  7. diarrhea
    frequent passage of loose, watery stools
  8. eructation
    gas expelled from the stomach through the mouth
  9. jaundice
    yellow-orange coloration of the skin and the whites of eyes caused by high levels of bilirubin in the blood
  10. nausea
    unpleasant sensation in the stomach associated with a tendency to vomit
  11. peridontal disease
    inflammation and degeneration of gums, teeth, and surrounding bone
  12. esophageal varices
    swollen, varicose veins at the lower end of the esophagus
  13. gastric cancer
    malignant tumor of the stomach
  14. colorectal cancer
    adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum, or both
  15. diverticulosis
    abnormal outpouchings in the intestinal wall
  16. ileus
    loss of peristalsis with resulting obstruction of the intestines
  17. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    group of gastrointestinal symptoms associated with stress and tension
  18. cirrhosis
    chronic degenerative disease of the liver
  19. pancreatitis
    inflammation of the pancreas.
  20. viral hepatitis
    inflammation of the liver caused by a virus
Card Set:
MA 161
2011-07-19 02:35:00
Digestive System Scantron Words

Ch. 5 Digestive System Scantron Words
Show Answers: