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celiac artery
Carries blood from aorta to the abdomen
celi/o = abdomen, stomach
cholelithiasis
Abnormal condition of forming gallstones
chol/e = gall, bile
cholangiectasis
Dilation of the bile ducts, usually as a sequel to obstruction.
cholangi/o = bile vessel, ectasis= stretching
dentalgia
tooth pain
dent/i=tooth, algia=pain
proctosigmoidoscopy
Visual exam of the rectum, anus & sigmoid colon
proct/o = anus & rectum
cholangi/o
bile vessel
cecal volvulus
twisting of the cecum
cheilosis
Abnormal cond. of lips. Scales & fissures on lips resulting from vit B12 deficiency.
choledochal
pertain. to the common bile duct.
colectomy
removal of the colon.
gastroduodenal anastomosis
surgical connection between the stomach & duodenum
esophageal atresia
Congenital absence of the normal opening from the esophagus to the stomach.
gastrojejunostomy
anastomosis between the stomach & jejunum
gingivectomy
removal of the gum tissue
glossopharyngeal
pertain. to the tongue and throat
glycolysis
Breakdown of sugar to release energy in body cells.
herniorrhaphy
Suture (stitching or sewing up) a hernia
ileostomy
New opening of the ileum to the outside of the body
labioglossopharyngeal
pert. to the lips, tongue and throat
Periodontal membrane
membrane that surrounds the tooth in the tooth socket.
oropharynx
area of throat at the back of the mouth. The tonsils are located here.
palatoplasty
Surgical repair of the palate (roof of the mouth). Also called palatorrhaphy, this procedure corrects cleft (split) palate.
pyloric stenosis
Narrowing of the pyloric sphincter (usually in babies)
rectosigmoidoscopy
Visual exam of the rectum & sigmoid colon
sialadenectomy
removal of the salivary gland
splenic flexure
Downward bend of the colon near the spleen, toward the descending colon