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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