Medical Terminology- Chapter 6- Digestive System

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Medical Terminology: A body Systems Approach


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

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