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Nausea
unpleasant sensation of the gastrointestinal tract that commonly precedes the urge to vomit; upset stomach
Emesis
vomitting
Pylorospasm
spasm of pyloric sphincter of stomach
Pyloric stenosis
anatomical abdnormality in which the opening through the pylorus or pyloric sphincteris ususally narrow
Ulcer
a necrotic open sore or lesion
Triple therapy
treatment of ulers using a combintion of bismuth subsalicylate(peptol bismal) and two antibiotics
Duodenum
the first subdivision of the small intestine where most chemical digestion occurs
Jejunum
the middle third of the small intestine
Ileum
the distal portion of the small intestine
Intestinal glands
thousands of glands found in the mucous membrane of the mucosa of the small intestine;
secrete intestinal digestive juices
Small intestine
part of the GI tract that includes duodenum, jejunum, and the ileum
Microvilli
brushlike border make up of epithelial cells found on each villus in the small intestine and other areas of the body; increases the surfaces area(absorption of nutrients)
Lacteal
a lymphatic vessel located in each vilus of the intestine; serves to absorb fat materials from the chyme passing through the small intestine
Plicae
multiple circular folds

*plica
enteritis
inflammation of the small intestine