Medical Terminology- Chapter 6- Digestive System

Medical Terminology- Chapter 6- Digestive System Medical Terminology: A Body Systems Approach
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friable
 
easily broken or pulverized
punctate
 
having pinpoint punctures or depressions on the surface
varices
 
tortuous dilation of a vein
stomat/o
 
mouth
cheil/o
 
lip
gingiv/o
 
gums
sial/os
 
saliva
enter/o
 
intestine
proct/o
 
anus, rectum
an/o
 
anus
cholangi/o
 
bile vessel
chol/e
 
bile
cholecyst/o
 
gall bladder
abnormal condition
 
-iasis
-orexia
 
appetite
digestion
 
-pepsia
meal
 
-parandial
ascites
 
accumulation of serous fluid in the abdomen
cachexia
 
general lack of nutrition
Crohn disease
 
chronic inflammation
colic
 
spasm of hollow organ accompanied by pain
deglutition
 
act of swollowing
dysentery
 
inflammation of the intestine; results in blood diarrhea
dyspepsia
 
epigastric discomfort felt after eating, indigestion
eructation
 
belching
fecalith
 
fecal concretion
flatus
 
gas
halitosis
 
bad breath
hematemesis
 
vomiting of blood
Irritable bowel syndrome
 
symptom complex marked by abdominal pain and altered bowel function
obstipation
 
severe constipation
melena
 
passage of dark colored stools
oral leukoplakia
 
formation of white spts or patches ont he mucous membrane of the tongue, lips, or cheek
steatorrhea
 
passage of fat in large amounts in the feces due to failure to digest and absorb it
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